Currently the pool light is working, however the GFI circuit breaker test button doesn't work at all.
There is no water in the lens.
It's a standard 120v 500watt halogen...no transformer box.
I installed a new replacement gfi breaker (same type/rating) and it would always trip itself. It would not reset.
I returned it for a refund (kinda spendy)
One of the causes for tripping I read is if you have too many black wires coming together.
In the sub panel there were a ton of them...like 8 in total.
So I have thought of re-wiring just the pool light itself so it gets power through the GFI receptacle (wall plug) in the pump room.
As far as I can tell there are two cables coming from the light fixture.
A thick black cable with white, black & green wires, then a white cable with one conductor. That white cable is the one
that went to the gfi breaker. A standard light switch is hooked in as well.
I'll be very careful of course (have some experience wiring gfci receptacles) so does it sound like I could just
find the hot+common source going to the light and wire that to the gfci receptacle?
I just want to try and see if it works and solves this problem. I realize if I have moisture in the wiring then
nothing is going to work. In the meantime the light is off limits to use if anyone is swimming.