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I am installing an AirKing bathroom exhaust fan. I have wired it up. Everytime I turn on the breaker, the GFCI circuit trips. I have w/w, g/g and b/b colored wires all connected up. Is there something special about these fans? One thing that is different is that there is a black and yellow device that also supply black an white to the motor. Does anyone know what this is called?

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Seems that your wireing is done wrong for one thing black wire always hot and white neutral, and your cooper or green wires are the ground make sure you got those wires right.

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Look for tripped circuit breaker or tripped GFCI outlet. Any outlet wired downstream of GFCI (for example on same circuit as GFCI in bathroom) will lose power if bath GFCI is tripped.

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Christopher, motors starter/capacitor could be faulty, wire circuit/breaker could be insufficient. motor could be faulty or wired incorrectly. Have motor checked out and ensure you are wiring correctly.
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I have no power to bathroom or hall how do i fix


I recommend you check your main panel for a tripped circuit breaker. If no tripped circuit breaker, check your gfci outlet in the bathroom (or sometimes in another bathroom like your ensuite). It could be tripped. Reset it. if it is not tripped, I would check the hall outlet for a bad connection, being careful to ensure power is off when taking apart. If not comfortable doing that safely, contact an electrician who will likely solve the problem with a service call.

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Installing arc fault interrupter with ground fault


If you meant arch fault with ground fault then no, the two types interfere with each other and trip the breaker as one senses an arch and the other grounding.
If you meant ground fault breaker with a GFCI. receptacle, you only need one of the two, either GFCI. breaker or receptacle.

and for circuits, you can put up to 12 devices (i.e receptacle, light)assuming they consume 1 amp each. Anything over 12 amps or 80% of the rating on the breaker, it will trip/reset.
Or if your talking about wires on a breaker then no more than 2 wires recommended. Try adding a junction box outside the panel if your trying to add other branch circuits or tap off of a receptacle.

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Installing arc fault interrupter with ground fault


Question is vague. Arc fault and ground fault are slightly different.

Are you installing arc fault breaker?
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-GFCI.html#arc-fault
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-circuit-breaker.html

Code says Maximum 12 boxes per circuit breaker.

Arc fault breaker and GFCI outlet in bathroom?
>>> do not connect this way.
Do not install 2 fault protections on same circuit.
Install the arc fault circuit breaker, and then remove bathroom GFCI, and replace with ordinary outlet, or switch-outlet.

How many outlets can be connected to a bathroom GFCI?
It depends on total boxes on circuit.
Count the boxes. Max 12 boxes per circuit breaker.

How many amps can be connected to 15 amp device?
15 x 80% = 12 amps
Electricians use 80% rule to calculate safe maximum
http://waterheatertimer.org/Color-codewire.html
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We have one of those breakered receptacles in our bathroom and the buttom seems to be stuck and won't allow it to reset fully. Does this mean it needs replaced or is there a way to 'un-stick' it?


I presume that you are talking about a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter. GFCI plug...

Eventually they just fail. Replace it, it is your safety that is on the line. Be sure that power is actually going to the plug. If there is another interrupter up stream that tripped, you can have the condition that you describe.

Turn off power before handling the plug. Also, look closely at which terminals you hook up to on the back of the plug. One set of connections is to allow for downstream socket protection, and not for power in. Some installations have one GFCI plug in one bathroom, and all other bathrooms are wired onto the downstream output terminals of the first plug. Kind of confusing for home owners, I think, when the circuit trips, now you have to go to OTHER bathrooms and check the outlet there... My preference is GFCI at the location where the user plugs in.

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I replaced the light fixtures in 3 bathrooms that are all on the same connection and now when I turn one of the lights on it trips the gfci breaker.


The lights may all be on the same circuit, but are they all connected to the GFCI (as in if you hit the test button do all the lights go off with the GFCI)? If so that's ok, but not really necessary. The places you see lights connected to GFCI's are in bathroom lighting where there is a built in receptacle in the light that can be used by someone. If it is only a light I see no reason for it to be connected, which brings me to my last point. If the lights are not connected to the GFCI the GFCI may still be drawing current from the circuit. A GFCI is a device that protects a person using anything plugged into it by sensing a rise in current. Many times a GFCI can be faulty or ultra senstive, where even the smallest amount of current can trip it. Replace your GFCI and the problem should fix itself. Just make sure to connect nothing to the side taped with yellow tape (the load side) if nothing was connected to the load side before (the lights would be connected here if they were before).

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I replaced the light fixtures in 3 bathrooms that are all on the same connection and now when I turn one of the lights on it trips the gfci breaker.


You have a ground fault on one of them. Disconnect the fixtures one at a time until the rcd (gfci) does not trip. then replace or repair the bad one.

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Gfci breaker for spa


gfci's are designed to trip if they receive voltage on there ground/neutral side, therefore my vote is for Smithbrother I would say there is probably a partial short somewhere in you system.

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