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Gfci trips.it protects 4 receptacles downstram from it.If I disconnect from downstream receptacles it will not trip.This is on kitchen counter-top circuit.All wiring and devices are only 6 months old.Someone told me maybe some moisture got in one of the receptacles.I was going to try disconnecting farthest receptacle and try gfci and see if it trips and then work closer to gfci and see where problem lies.I don't know what else to do.I tried 2 different gfci's.Any ideas?Thanks,joe

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Yes , your approach to troubleshooting is a sane one .. start at one end and disconnect things untill the fault goes away. There may be a loose wire, one rubbed by a mounting screw, or a broken wire that is grounding the circuit. all these things should be looking for as you take each receptacle out and check it ..

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There can be a few different reason for a trip. 1. Amps exceed rating off GFCI ie 15 amp receptacle can only handle up to 15 amp anymore and it will trip. 2. miss wiring; neutral must be on white screws hot on black and ground, green also inlet power (line) must be on bottom screws, outlet or load must be on top 3, a short, whether it be neutral or hot touching something in the box. Frayed wire, wire next to side of interior of box or yes moisture. Also a short in an appliance aven a new one can cause a trip. Remember if the refrigerator is on this same circuit, which is not a good idea it can cause a trip. At start up the fridge can spike to near 15 amps and a voltage spike can cause a gfci to trip. There are 20amp GFCI's so that can be your last resort, if all else fails.

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