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It could be that the bathroom circuit simply has more on it so the hair dryer is pushing the circuit beyond its limit. In a typical bathroom, properly wired, this would not be the case. But if there are lights on the circuit other than in the bathroom (it would take a lot of lights for this to be a problem), or if there is a source of heat in the bathroom that is on, this may be where your problem is.

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Q: Why hair dryer work with bed room outlet but not work with gfci outlet at bath room?
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in a power outlet


Can a 120 hair dryer work with a 110 outlet?

Yes - a hair-dryer rated at 120 volts will work in a 110 volt outlet.


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The electrical outlet in my bathroom will power most things but my hair dryer the GFCI is not tripped the hair dryer works fine in other outlets and the fuse doesn't blow?

You, my friend, have a problem with your hairdryer! The windings for your motor or the heater are brushing the ground system within the dryer. The whole reason we have GFCI systems is to prevent you from using that very device in your bathroom. Buy a new one!


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depends on the wattage of the hair dryer. most are 1250 to 1600 watts so a 20 amp gfci circuit would be able to carry the load of a standard hair dryer.


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What is the purpose of the hair dryer?

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What is the purpose of a hair dryer holder?

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What is a sentence for the word electrocute?

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Why do hair dryers in my house burn out prematurely since other appliances have normal life span?

More than likely, you are getting them wet. Most hair dryers have GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) devices, and that is why the plug is so big. However, on most, it is a single-use device. So it protects you one time from electric shock and then renders the hair dryer useless. There is a metal screen in the end, and it is wired to the GFCI. So try to avoid touching the hair dryer all the way to your head. There may be other possibilities like buying shoddy hair dryers or getting too much electricity to the outlet. Here are some things to try to stop burning out hair dryers: 1. Don't let the metal in the end of the hair dryer touch your hair or body while using it. 2. Keep the hair dryers dry and away from water at all times. 3. Always unplug it when not using it. 4. Install a GFCI outlet in the bathroom if you don't have one there already. 5. Get a voltmeter and test the outlets. Call the power company if it is too high. 6. Get a quality hair dryer.

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