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I have a gfi outlet by my pool and when i hit the reset but

Customer Question

i have a gfi outlet by my pool and when i hit the reset but on it my pool light come on but after awhile it pops the and the light turn off
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: i just bot the house on the first and so 19 days but it been happening for longer
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: there maybe a switch on the circuit but have not been able to find it.
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Steve G. replied 12 months ago.

Hello there and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you today. I am an engineer with over 30 years of electrical and electronic training, repair and installation experience. I will try and answer your question accurately and precisely so that we can get you on your way.

Now..the GFI is tripping for one of two reasons: 1) You have a Ground Fault in the circuit it protects or 2) The GFI itself is bad.

Disconnect the load wires from the GFI outlet and reset the outlet.

If the outlet still trips, replace it. If the outlet doesn't trip, then you have a problem with either the pool light, or the wiring to it.

Please let me know if you need further clarification.


Customer: replied 12 months ago.
ok. I will try that and get back to you thank you
Expert:  Steve G. replied 12 months ago.

Hi there. Just wondering how you are getting on with your GFI outlet.

I'll be here if you need help.