Originally Posted by alexb5647
I have a gfi plug in my bathroom and I can't get the test button to work. A gfci tester says correct wiring but the test button does nothing. It acts like it is stuck or something. There is another plug in the bathroom that is on the load side of the gfci and when I hold in the reset button on the gfi, both the gfi and the plug shut off until the button is released. Is the gfi itself bad or is there something else?
3/4ths chance the GFCI is bad, 1/4th you have a valid ground fault.
Gamble the few bucks and replace the GFCI because testing for ground fault leakage is rather involved.
Keep the bad old GFCI and have some geek convert it into a ground fault detector that measures the ground fault current without tripping a relay. I have two in the basement waiting for this conversion. All you need then is a multimeter.
Fluke makes a very expensive gadget that does the same thing.