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The GFCI connected to Intelliseat ISB-200 disconnects when the plug is inserted when connected to power bypassing the gfci the seat works I have a safety concern about e GFCI

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Is this a new bidet installation, USA? What year was home built and/ or remodeled?

It's probably safe but It would not be wise to use the unit without GFCI protection.

Please describe the installation. Is it plugged into a bathroom circuit with a GFCI breaker in the house panel or is there a GFCI receptacle protecting multiple outlets in the bathroom.

The typical cause for GFCI nuisance trips is an improper connection of protective equipment ground and neutral (grounded conductor) somewhere downstream of the GFCI protection device. IOTWs, a white neutral wire is touching bare ground wire or metal box.

You might try plugging the bidet into a long 3 wire extension cord so you can try a different GFCI outlet... in the kitchen or dining room. If it works at different GFCI circuits then likely it's not the unit but rather the bathroom wiring.

Comment below for further assistance.



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Option A) pilot-light-switch is going to turn GFCI on-and-off
Option B) pilot-light-switch is getting power from existing GFCI circuit, and switch controls another Load (light, fan or motor) located elsewhere.

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Bare copper wire always connects to green screw.

1) I have a Cooper pilot-light-switch in my office.
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b) Brass screw that had no power, is now powered.

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b) White wire on pilot-light silver connects to silver screw on GFCI that is opposite Load screw

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