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These helpful guidelines outline work and material deficiencies in new homes and residential condominium units covered under the statutory warranty [...]

Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) Trips Frequently

Article Number

7.2

Condition

GROUND-FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER (GFCI) TRIPS FREQUENTLY

Acceptable Performance/Condition

GFCIs shall be installed in accordance with the Ontario Electrical Safety Code.

Warranty

Two-Year - Delivery and Distribution Systems. Damage resulting from improper maintenance or additions, deletions or alterations made by the homeowner is excluded from the statutory warranty.

Action

Electrical circuits protected by a GFCI not meeting the acceptable condition shall be repaired.

Remarks

GFCIs are sensitive safety devices installed to provide protection against electrical shock, especially in wet areas. These devices can be tripped and reset easily. Frequent tripping may indicate an appliance fault and should be investigated. GFCIs are often interconnected with plain receptacles to protect an entire circuit.

  

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