I have a fountain plugged into this outlet. It quit working. But when both outlets are occupied it works. Not for the strange thing. When you put your hand in the fountain it quits working. Take it out and it starts working again. I have switched out the plug and it still does the same thing. It hasn't always done this. We are in a mobile home and it is 4 years old. Any thoughts?

  • Is this a drinking-type fountain, or a decorative-type fountain? Is the GFCI actually tripping, or does the fountain quit working without a corresponding trip? – ThreePhaseEel Oct 22 '16 at 23:38
  • Do you have a make and model for the fountain? Any idea how much power it takes? – Daniel Griscom Oct 22 '16 at 23:56
  • It is a decorative fountain. It worked fine when we first purchased it. The GFCI is not tripping the fountain just quits working. Not sure on the model we have had it about 4 months. – CND Oct 23 '16 at 2:13

Get one of these - not expensive. It will give you a clue as to what's wrong with the wiring.

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    Do you know what that is called? – CND Oct 23 '16 at 2:23
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    @CND Search for "GFCI Tester". You can pay $5-$75 for these but some of the $10 ones work great. – Jaxidian Oct 23 '16 at 4:19

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