Why does my GFCI circuit breaker keep tripping?

Electrical Fault

If your GFCI outlet trips consistently, it could be an electric fault resulting from faulty structural wiring. An electrical outlet connected to the same circuit could also be the source of the problem, especially if it was not part of the original wiring of your home.

Why does my GFCI outlet keep tripping with nothing plugged in?

GFCI Keeps Tripping For No Reason

You can blame random, unexplained tripping on moisture in the receptacle box, worn-out insulation, overloading in the circuit, and a defective GFCI. Conductive dust and debris in the outlet can also produce a ground fault.

How do you fix a breaker that keeps tripping?

To reset a tripped circuit breaker, turn off the breaker by moving the switch or handle to the off position, and then turn it back on. For safety, it’s a good idea to stand back or to the side of the panel, just in case any sparks come from the breaker when it’s moved, or to wear safety goggles.

Will GFCI prevent breaker from tripping?

Install GFCI Outlets

While these are designed to protect you when using electricity in higher-risk areas like your bathrooms or kitchen, they can also help you prevent your circuit breakers from tripping frequently.