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Thread: Turn on light kept tripping the surge proctector

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    Turn on light kept tripping the surge proctector

    Hi experts,
    For some reason my lights won't turned on any more so I went to the pool electrical box and saw that it had tripped the surge proctector. I've reset it and turn it on and again it tripped it, what could cause this to be tripped? TIA.
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    Re: Turn on light kept tripping the surge proctector

    I think you mean the GFCI breaker tripped. I doubt its a surge protector. Surge protectors often have a light and a button separate from the panel.

    Assuming its the GFCI. The GFCI is finding a voltage imbalance downstream and won't let you reset until you clear the voltage imbalance. Try changing the lightbulb if you feel confident you can do that. If that doesn't work then it may be a bad fixture or a loose wire. Then you should probably call an electrician.
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    Re: Turn on light kept tripping the surge proctector

    Quote Originally Posted by gwegan View Post
    I think you mean the GFCI breaker tripped. I doubt its a surge protector. Surge protectors often have a light and a button separate from the panel.

    Assuming its the GFCI. The GFCI is finding a voltage imbalance downstream and won't let you reset until you clear the voltage imbalance. Try changing the lightbulb if you feel confident you can do that. If that doesn't work then it may be a bad fixture or a loose wire. Then you should probably call an electrician.
    You're correct, it is the GFCI. I'll ask an electrician to come by and have a look. Thanks.
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