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fred_munkachy

GFCI ground causes breaker to trip?

Fred Munkachy
last month

I'm troubleshooting a suspected bad outdoor GFCI or (maybe) line wire. The circuit has only one covered double gang box/ outlet with one GFCI- and one parallel regular outlet downline of it. The breaker keeps popping off- with the GFCI wired. So, I disconnected the hot and neutral- and it still tripped. Then I disconnected the ground wire and so far so good... not tripping the breaker. The GFCI outlet itself is not tripping at all. The breaker is not a GFCI. Thoughts? Is a bad GFCI is the only answer?

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