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Hello,

I'm a homeowner of a 45 year old home. I know almost nothing about electrical work and would say I can replace a wall socket or do small stuff like wire a ceiling fan.
When we bought the house, the outside outlets, bathrooms, and kitchen were all controlled by a GFCI breaker at the panel although I did realize that at the time. Now some outlets in these rooms have a GFCI, like the kitchen but the bathrooms all have standard outlets.

Whenever I plugged something in outside that main breaker would trip so I thought the outlets were maybe just old and corroded. I replaced both outside outlets with new GFCI ones and it worked fine for about a year. Now that main GFCI breaker at the panel trips again anytime I use the rear outside outlet but not the outlets themselves. Hopefully I'm not confusing anyone.

I hired a handyman who said he didn't do electrical work but told me he thought the old breaker was worn out.

Since I installed new GFCI outlets outside can I just replace the tripping GFCI breaker in the panel with a standard breaker or do I need to replace it with a similar GFCI since the bathrooms are still standard outlets?

Is there any danger having GFCI outlets in multiple locations assuming they are all on the same circuit? I'm assuming that because whenever that breaker trips the outdoor outlets and ones in the kitchen and bathroom don't work.

Anything you all can offer to clear up this stuff would be great appreciated. I want to learn to fix my own house but don't want to blow something up in the process.
 

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