GFCI outlet trips, no load, bonding issue?
I've installed a new circuit in the garage. First outlet in the run is a GFCI, which trips if the load wires are connected, and works fine otherwise. All outlets are grounded.
Reading old posts it looks like ground and neutral can't touch on the load side otherwise it will trip. They don't, however, the neutral and ground are bonded at the service panel, and once the GFCI is active, the load neutral has a path to the ground system, no?
How do I rectify this? Aren't neutral and ground bonded at the panel in normal practice?