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Remodeler 12-10-2008 07:25 PM

GFCI problem
 
Hi, I have redone my kitchen. I have a gfci outlet which doesen't work. I purchased a new one, installed it and it still does not work. It will not reset. The breaker at the box is not tripped. Every other outlet in the kitchen works. there are two others. Any ideas as to what could be wrong? Thanks in advance:confused:

ALCHYMIST 12-10-2008 09:27 PM

Are the two working outlets fed from the load terminals of the GFCI?

speedy petey 12-11-2008 05:02 AM

I bet it's wired wrong. LINE/LOAD reversed.

kok328 12-11-2008 06:24 AM

Is there actually power to the wires your hooking up to the GFI?

GFI won't reset unless under power.

Remodeler 12-11-2008 07:20 AM

I don't know, I took it out and put it back in the same way.

Remodeler 12-11-2008 07:22 AM

I believe so. When I press the reset button you see a quick bit of the green power button. then nothing.

Remodeler 12-11-2008 07:24 AM

I am sorry, I don't know what line/load is. I just put it back the way it was.

speedy petey 12-11-2008 11:51 AM

I'm sorry, and I know I'll get flamed for this, but you do not even know what line and load is and you are messing with electricity??? In NYC no less??????
And now you want to troubleshoot the problem? :rolleyes:

Remodeler 12-11-2008 01:14 PM

Flamed, not by me. This is why I am asking the question. The original gfci did not work. I replaced it putting the wires the same way there were. I did what the instructions said. Can you offer any help? if not thank you for your comment.

Remodeler 12-11-2008 01:16 PM

By the way how would I know I now have a problem if I did no change the outlet?


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