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flourescent lamps and GFCI outlets

Discussion in 'Wackbag Home Improvement & Car Repair' started by PDX909, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. PDX909

    PDX909 Registered User

    May 12, 2007
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    I have a circuit off of my distribution panel that has a GFCI device at the first outlet and a fluorescent bathroom ceiling lamp, in an adjacent room as the last fixture. Every now and again the light fixture will trip the GFCI outlet, plunging a corner of the house into darkness. Any of you guys have an opinion as to whether it's the outlet or the lamp fixture ballast causing the problem? To eliminate doubt I've replaced both lamp fixture, the wall switch and the outlet but once or twice a month that socket will trip on me.
  2. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

    Dec 8, 2004
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    Is the GFCI wired correctly... as there are load and line terminals on the the actual plug. Oh and they do wear out as well... so I would suggest replacing it.

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