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Old 09-22-2018, 09:58 AM   #1
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Breaker keeps opening

The 20 amp breaker for the 120 outlet above the counter and for the outside 120 outlet keeps opening but not while using an appliance. It doesn’t pop while we are using anything but as it is idle. With nothing plugged in.

Any ideas as to cause and remedy?
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Old 09-22-2018, 10:20 AM   #2
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Both of those receptacles are protected by a gfi breaker which is very sensitive to moisture.
I have experienced the same issue after driving in the rain and assume that moisture penetrating the exterior receptacle is causing the breaker to trip.
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Old 09-23-2018, 06:04 AM   #3
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I'm having the same issue with the same breaker. I guessing that the GFI breaker is bad. Although covered under warrantee, I'm just gonna go ahead and replace it. It will cost me twice what the thing cost just driving to the dealer
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Old 09-23-2018, 08:36 AM   #4
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Same problem on mine. Replaced with this one from Amazon:

Siemens QF120A Gfci Circuit Breaker, Plug In, Self Testing, 20 Amp, 1-Pole, 120 Volt

Works fine now.
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Old 09-23-2018, 08:58 AM   #5
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Since one of the outlets on the circuit is outdoors ... getting moisture into it is not at all unusual. A spray down with any of the common silicone lube sprays often is the cure. WD40 also has been known to work. Best to power things down before you flood the socket with any sort of spray and leave it powered down while it dries off ....

Depending on what you cook, and in what weather, the kitchen outlet also can get a bit fiddly. Same stuff will "fix" it.

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