Has anyone heard of a problem with GFCIs, especially the receptacle sensing device, giving up the ghost,on its last trip, but when reset the power comes back on, only without GFCI protection. According to my supplier 'Leviton' has come out with a new gfci receptacle that if the electronics dies it can not be reset. I guess from what they told me someone got a good shock from a defective unit, and this was determined to be the problem. Hence 'leave-it-on' has devised a new type to solve this problem. -Mark-
Leviton came up with this technology last year, I believe. I expect they'll license it to other manufacturers & we'll eventually see it as a code requirement. After all, very few people ever check their GFI's (yrs trly included) so this could be an important safety feature.
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.