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    Pool light issue

    Hey all! I have a quick question regarding my pool light. It has been tripping the GFI and will not come on at all anymore. I pulled it out today and took a look and there isn't any water getting into the fixture through the gasket. I checked the cord and there doesn't seem to be any breaks or anything in the wiring either. So I am not 100% sure what the actual issue is. Anyone else ever had this issue?

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    Re: Pool light issue

    Have you checked the pool light junction box that should be near the pool? I think I read where someone had water in their causing gfci issues.

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    Re: Pool light issue

    My pool lights did the same thing. I had to eventually replace all of them to stop the issue. 2 because of what you said and 1 because it wouldn't stop leaking.
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    Re: Pool light issue

    Jblizzle:
    I have checked the GFI's for the pool. The switch is actually on the back patio by my spa and has a cover on it, so it isn't getting wet. I also tried plugging in an external device and it powered on just fine, which, unfortunately, means that the GFI is good. (And no worries about the phone. I hate it too!)

    Flippy:
    Yeah, I have no idea what is going on. I thought it was leaking water into the housing, but I pulled it out today and it's completely dry. The other odd thing I noticed is that this was gradual. It didn't just shoot out on us, but it happened once a day, then twice a day, then eventually just stopped all together. I'll probably have to get someone out ehre to check it out. Water + electricity = very dangerous

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    Re: Pool light issue

    Not talking about the switch or the gfci box. Talking about the junction box between the pool light and the gfci/switch. Should be about a foot above the ground near the pool where the light is located. It is where the pool light sealed cord is connected to the rest of the wiring.

    At my current house it was completely covered by bushes.

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