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Brand new dishwasher tripping GFCI breaker

I bought a house that did not have a dishwasher installed (the seller gave a good rebate because of that). I have no experience installing these things, so I was searching for a handyman to do the ...
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Which Kitchen outlets do NOT need GFCI?

I have the 2 circuits in the kitchen with GFCI outlets, but I'm not quite sure which other ones do NOT need GFCI. Other circuits in the kitchen include Microwave, Fridge, and Dishwasher. It makes ...
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Fridge tripping GFCI Outlet

I just got a new fridge and put the old one in the garage. It's connected to a GFCI outlet which it's tripping intermittently. It's not the breaker that's tripping, it's the outlet itself. The fridge ...
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Refrigerator Keeps Tripping Breaker

Read the whole story before responding. Refrigerator started tripping the circuit after being in our new house for 5 years now. Nothing new has been added to the outlets on that circuit breaker(20 ...
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GFI kitchen receptacle blew up

I was running my vacuum cleaner and suddenly the kitchen GFI receptacle it was plugged into popped with some black smoke, a burning electrical smell and blackened the receptacle itself. Did my ...
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AFCI breakers/protection and refrigerators - a bad idea?

The 2014 NEC requires AFCI protection for refrigerators. I've read that one shouldn't use GFCI protection for a refrigerator, but I know that AFCI breakers do include ground-fault protection (at a ...
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Refrigerator Water Dispenser Tripping GFCI

The refrigerator is on a dedicated circuit / socket --- not a GFCI. However, in the last week, when using the water dispenser on the fridge, the GFCI has tripped simultaneously. There are no ...
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GFI Outlets and GFI Breakers

Have a dedicated circuit for our freezer which has a GFI circuit breaker feeding a GFI outlet in our laundry room where the freezer is. Unfortunately, the GFI Breaker trips with the slightest power ...
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Multiple GFCI receptacles, Fridge is tripping one it ins't plugged into

I recently put a fridge in my garage, the outlet I am using I discovered is on the same circuit as the bathroom indoors across a hall. I believe the previous owner installed it as he is a 'contractor' ...
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Why does my refrigerator trip the GFCI outlet? [duplicate]

I've been reading around the net for about 20 minutes and came across a lot of talk about how the fridge should be on their own 15 or 20 Amp breaker and the defrost cycle can cause the interrupt in a ...
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Can I remove the GFCI protection from a final outlet in a series of three GFCI protected outlets?

My refrigerator is plugged into an outlet that is on the end of a series of three GFCI protected outlets that uses the first outlet to protect all three. The refrigerator manual says it should not be ...
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Would my fridge be causing the 20amp gfci to trip

I recently bought a house and when I went to plug the fridge in it worked fine however the next morning. I wen to check on it and found that the circuit had been popped as well the ice machine was on ...
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GfCI trips in bathroom

Hi I have a bathroom gfci which is connected to the lights , fan and receptacles in bathroom , bedroom and landing . It's about a 45 year old house . Without protecting the circuits in the bedroom how ...