We have a GFCI outlet in our kitchen that has been tripping pretty regularly (4+ times a day). We first noticed it when our fridge would go out. (Breaker Box Circuit "A") We assumed the problem was the fridge. I unplugged it, dusted it and plugged it back it. That did not solve the problem. So we plugged it into another outlet in the kitchen using an extension cord. The GFCI continued to trip.
Also on the GFCI circuit is the computer in another room. (Breaker Box Circuit "B"). We took the computer off the outlet and plugged it into another. Since then we haven't have any tripping issues.
We have had this setup for 4+ years and never had issues until about a month ago. I initially plan to replaced the GFCI outlet.
Unfortunately, I do not have schematic diagram of the wiring.
My questions are as follows:
- Why / How do the GFCI's cross breaker circuits?
- Does the problem seem worse than a bad outlet?