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    Built in GFCI keeps tripping

    I have an Intex sand filter with saltwater system. Ran great for 2 summers, not the GFCI that is on the factory cord trips immediately every time I reset it. I have checked all cords, no nicks or cracks. I have 1 month left on the warranty, but not sure how good Intex is about actually handing warranty issues. Any advice??

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    Re: Built in GFCI keeps tripping

    If the circuit you're plugged in to is GFCI protected, cut it off and replace it with a plain plug.

    I always had to do this with my Intex pumps because I used a timer to automate it, and it always tripped the Intex GFCI each time the timer turned it on.
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    Re: Built in GFCI keeps tripping

    One of 2 things, I have seen gfci’s go bad and they can’t be reset.

    2nd, you have a ground fault somewhere. Some are so sensitive that just the moisture in the air is enough to trip the circuit. Make sure there are no tiny cuts, or abrasions to the insulation.
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    Re: Built in GFCI keeps tripping

    If it's worked for 2 summers and now it's not, has anything else around your pool area changed since this started happening.

    As noted, GFCI breakers are humidity sensitive...also, if it has tripped or been reset multiple times, they can become weaker and trip easier, esp when the season is going from cold to warmer. Does the sun hit this area w the GFCI any? if so, how often per day time of season?

    GFCI's are not too expensive. You could replace it w an identical GFCI switch and see what happens. However, since you are still under warranty, I would definitely call the installer and put them under notice of the issue so you can have the problem time-stamped.

    Keep us posted and good luck,
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    Re: Built in GFCI keeps tripping

    thanks, I have called it in to warranty and they made me a claim to replace the whole motor unit....we will see if that really happens. Keeping my fingers crossed

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