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How often does a GFCI need to be replaced?

Every year
3%
1-2 years
3%
3-4 years
19%
5-6 years
15%
7-8 years
3%
9-10 years
15%
Over 10 years
19%
Unsure
19%
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Question: How often does a GFCI need to be replaced?
Top Answer (19% of 26 votes): 3-4 years.

Answer: Unsure
Explanation: That varies with use and manufacture.
ElectriTech, Inc.
Answer: Every year
Explanation: Nobody does though.
Aegis Electric LLC
Answer: 9-10 years
Explanation: depends on load and usage
Electrical Services Inc.
ProMatcher
Answer: 9-10 years
Explanation: When a cord is plugged into the GFCI or any outlet if it does not get good contact it will heat up and could arch and cause a fire
D B Electric
Answer: Over 10 years
Explanation: Normally should last at least 15 - 25 yrs.
My Electrician
Answer: Unsure
Explanation: I've seen GFI's last sometimes 20 years
Advanced Electrical and Energy
ProMatcher
Answer: Unsure
Explanation: When it will not test trip or reset
Jove Electric
Answer: Unsure
Explanation: Approximately every 10 years, but they should be tested periodically to ensure they are working properly.
LED Electrical Services
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