I just bought this house, and the circuit in the garage was functioning fine. I have a GFCI and one downstream receptacle on a certain branch. There are other GFCIs on this circuit, but not in line with these two (as far as I can tell).
After coming back from a trip, I found that two GFCI branches would not hold load. After replacing the GFCI on one branch, it is functioning well.
I replaced the other GFCI and the downstream still won't take load. I removed the downstream outlet and replaced it. In the process, I am finding that whenever I hook the ground up to the downstream receptacle, it will not take load. If the ground is NOT connected, it will take load.
I can't figure out what changed, or why this is ocurring.
I don't want to just wire nut the ground wire off, but it is tempting.
Any help is appreciated.