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Old 02-03-2011, 07:43 AM   #11
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My bet is you have water in one of your outside recepticles. Once it dries, the problem will mysteriously go away... Happened to me for years every time there was enough wind to blow the rain underneath the overhang before I was able to put my finger on the problem.
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:27 AM   #12
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Guys thanks for all the replies! I have a large wrap around porch that covers 3 sides of my house...(with outlets!) the rain the other night soaked the porch and everything under it.... I too think that there might be water in a few of the outlets, even though most of them had the covers closed on them.... In the mean time my wife keeps saying: I need to plug in my hair dryer, what about my curling iron, when can I plug in my curlers? Why isn't the battery charging on my electric tooth brush?

AHHHHHHHH !!!!!!

I'll plan on changing it out Saturday morning if it hasn't dried out by then....
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:25 PM   #13
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I had this problem with every driving downpour until I ran a bead of clear silicone around the "waterproof" clear covers. The problem with these covers is that they come with a foam gasket and water can seep in between the cover and the wall. Also, check to ensure that your outside GFCIs (if any) are not tripped. That might be causing your problem with the GFCI in the garage. My garage GFCI is on the same line as the outside GFCI outlets.

Your GFCI will trip when water shorts out the connection...it doest take but a few drops. The contacts are on a vertical surface so I doubt they are immersed in water.

Check your outside outlets and you'll probably find that they are GFCI outlets. Reset and then reset you garage GFCI.

I also had the garage GFCI go bad on me one time. They are very easy to replace. Just duplicate the present connections.

Here's a link that might help you diagnose your problem:

http://www.thecircuitdetective.com/gfis.htm#bad
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.... In the mean time my wife keeps saying: I need to plug in my hair dryer, what about my curling iron, when can I plug in my curlers? Why isn't the battery charging on my electric tooth brush?

I'll plan on changing it out Saturday morning if it hasn't dried out by then....
Momma ain't happy and he's gonna wait until Saturday....

Anybody want to bet these things get changed before then
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