Posted by John J on March 20, 2001 at 24:12:05:
That’s excactly what happened to me today. I replaced the bathroom outlet with a GFI and it tripped. I had six outlets and a bedroom light in line following the GFI. I just followed the line and disconnected/reconnected the black wire from each outlet until the GFI did not trip anymore. I replaced the faulty outlet, which solved the problem. To determine if you have a faulty GFI or if the problem is down the line, plug the wires for the downline in the same screws on the GFI as the incoming wires. This way the downline will not be GFI protected, but it is better to solve the problem. Also check to make sure that you have not reversed the power in and power out wires on the GFI. The screws that the downline wires go into would have had a sticker over them.