Christmas lights won't stay lit

patrice607December 16, 2013

We have six strands of icicle lights. They worked fine for a week, now they won't stay on. We have 3 strands on one extension cord and 3 on the other. They trip the GFI reset button. We are in snowy Chicago. Any suggestions???

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christine1950

It might be the extension cord, I would use a surge suppressor strip, that should stop the tripping of your GFI. Maybe someone with more experience can give you better advice.
Christine

    Bookmark   December 17, 2013 at 9:39AM
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patrice607

We'll try that. Thanks!

    Bookmark   December 18, 2013 at 11:11PM
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phonegirl

DH had to do away with our GFI plug in to keep all of our outdoor lights working. We also have ten expensive cluster light sets that always blows the fuses in them so I've never really used them. I was going to donate them but DH just direct wired them and they seem to work fine now. He reassured me they would trip the breaker if there was a problem.

Punk

    Bookmark   December 19, 2013 at 2:54AM
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