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I have a gfci outlet in my third car garage. It trips every

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I have a gfci outlet in my third car garage. It trips every time it rains. When it trips, it trips a non-gfci outlet in my main garage.
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Customer: That regular other has a refrigerator plugged in so when the gfci trips, the fridge turns off and we keep losing the stuff that fridge
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Customer: The gfci isn't convenient to access, especially when it's raining. Can I switch the gfci in the third car with the reg outlet in the main garage?
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 5 months ago.
Hi,I'm Mike G and I'll be assisting you. It would seem that water infiltration at the exterior outlet is what happens. You may reconfigure the connection at that outlet to continue the circuit without GFCI protection from that outlet. Install a GFCI receptacle at the refrigerator outlet as an alternative.

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