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"Sure Test" Concern


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The last couple of inspections I have noticed something about my "Sure Test" that I don't believe was happening before. I need someone to tell me what is going on.

I will plug the "Sure Test" into the outlet it will give me a reading of a Faulty ground. I take it out move to another outlet and then come back to the original outlet. This time I do not get a Faulty Ground reading. Why?

The next thing I notice is I can go to an outlet and get a reading of voltage drop of 6%or greater. (Both of the green lights do not come on.) I move to another outlet and then I go back to the outlet that had excessive voltage drop and this time I get a different reading on the voltage drop. Why?

I have had a "Sure Test" for at least a couple of years. (Mine came in a leather case.) I hope there is a good reason and that I do not have to send it in for repairs.


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Mine is about 2-1/2 years old. I originally purchased it in 1999 and had to send it back for repairs a couple of years later. They sent me a new one instead. It does the same thing. I don't know why. I do know how to prevent it. Just press the GFCI button a couple of times before testing each outlet. Don't ask me why this corrects the anomalies, 'cuz I have no idea, but it does.



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