AFCI Problem, help please
Okay - Here is the problem.
New house 2007, forclosure , so no recourse on builder.
One bedroom, all the outlets are on an AFCI, including ONE bathroom outlet the has A duplex GFCI outlet.
Circuit test indicates all outlets fine.
The moment a load, ANY load, clock radio, light, hair dryer ect. is plugged in the AFCI trips.
Replaced afci breaker (the teset button had broken off), test works fine, but the same problem.
Since the breaker is not tripping on its own, I thinks there is no continous arc going on.
I believe that there is likely a neutral to ground connection
How can i test for this, I was thinking about replacing the AFCI with a regular breaker, then putting load on each outlet and checking the voltage from ground to neutral, if it is higher than say 15 v, i might have found the culprit.
This is driving me crazy, please offer advice if you can help...