I have tested thousands of GFCI’s as a home inspector. I have used several brands of testers throughout the years. It used to always be that a if a GFCI was functional it would trip either the push button GFCI outlet upstream or the GFCI breaker at the panel immediately after pressing the trip button on tester.
Lately on homes that are 2 years or newer, they are taking 2-3 seconds to trip after pressing the button on the tester on about 1 and 25 homes. They still trip immediately when testing the push button on the GFCI outlet or garage only GFCI button in the panel depending on how the electrician chose to wire it. I’ve used at least 3 different brands of testers during this time and these same testers function normally at over houses before and after the ones I have this issue with.
I have also come across about 1 and 25 brand new homes that take a little while to trip when the GFCI test button is pressed at the panel.
Has anyone else noticed this issue? As far as responses go, NO haters please. I’m tired of reading comments that just try to find a way to criticize the question. Polite answers only please.