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What things commonly “trips” a GFCI outlet?

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters stop working or trip whenever there’s an overload or abnormal readings. The internal current transformer senses these readings. Although a trip is an ordinary thing, you should not ignore it. Apart from resetting the GFCI, it’s advisable to investigate the cause.

Many things cause the tripping, including conductive dust, worn insulation, water, or other soft grounds. Ground faults cause 80% of equipment short circuits, while insulation deterioration on cables and wires causes 90%. If you or your loved one becomes the unintended path, ventricular fibrillation, which leads to cardiac arrest, can occur.