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Lessthanzero 01-05-2009 07:59 PM

Circuit killed
 
So, I just lost power to my bathrooms. GFCI outlets and lights. It was (allegedly) after plugging in a dryer into on of the GFCI outlets, which sounds nomral, but I cannot get the power back on.

I have tried:
  • Toggling the circuit breaker
  • Hitting Reset on on the GFCI outlets
  • Swapping out all the GFCI receptacles
  • Swapping out the circuit breaker
But still no power!!!


Any ideas?

fluxcapacitor 01-05-2009 08:35 PM

buy a plug tester for 10 bucks (gfci one). it'll tell you if you wired 'em wrong. also just handy to have for future.

Lessthanzero 01-06-2009 04:38 AM

Thanks Flux. Could you point me to a link of what a plug tester is? I should also say that I didn't install the original outlets. I just swapped them out to see if they were faulty.

kok328 01-06-2009 06:28 AM

Sounds like you cooked some wires somewhere on that circuit.

travelover 01-06-2009 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lessthanzero (Post 26541)
Thanks Flux. Could you point me to a link of what a plug tester is? I should also say that I didn't install the original outlets. I just swapped them out to see if they were faulty.

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They make two versions. Get the one that does GFI outlets, too.

JoeD 04-04-2009 10:02 AM

Could be another GFCI on the circuit somewhere that has tripped. Look in other bathrooms, garage, basement, outdoor receptacles.


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