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Old 05-16-2018, 02:50 PM   #1
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Need Help With Kitchen GFI Breaker

The GFI breaker for the kitchen located in the bedroom electrical box continues to trip and turn off the 110 outlets. It does this about once a week. The info on the panel door states that the breaker needs to be a 20 / GFI 15. The breaker that is there is a 20 / GFI 10. I have gone to many hardware stores and can't find the one HR recommends. Any ideas from you electrical pros?

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I'd try an Electrical Supply house. They have everything 'electrical' By the way, once a GFI pop's, I've found that they will continue to do so. So, I always carry a spare. If you have a spare, you'll probably never need it but it sure beats darkness.
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:15 PM   #3
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I would also look to see if it feeds an outlet that is getting wet.

They trip for a reason.
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:09 PM   #4
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Those exterior outlets are prone to getting wet.
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Old 05-17-2018, 05:46 AM   #5
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Thank You all for the info. It does make sense that something is getting wet because there is nothing plugged in to the outlets that would cause the GFI to trip. I will still find a electrical supply house and pick up a 20 / GFI 15 as HR recommends.
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if something is getting 'wet', or even 'moist', replacing the circuit breaker will probably not change anything - that's the way it's designed to work. Getting to the bottom of the moisture is the answer.
One idea is to use those type of 'children protection' plugs to each outlet that is not being used, to minimize moisture intrusion into the outlet.
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I too will suspect the External outlet. But first step is to unplug EVERYTHING plugged into the GFCI protected outlets. if it still trips. start with the patio.
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Gfi update

Thanks again for all the responses because the problem was water being splashed on one of the outlets in the wet-bay area. I have been filling my fresh tank from the round cap because it fills faster than the auto fill valve. Well that cap is next to a outlet by 3" and once in awhile I would over fill the tank and splash water everywhere. I have since child proofed the area and now use the auto fill valve!

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YOu might also (Well I assume you did this already) check the seals around the outside outlet cover.

I re-sealed mine just to be safe to insure I do NOT have this issue...

Make sure the outlet cover is closed when not using outlet.
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