Circuit killed

Discussion in 'Electrical and Wiring' started by Lessthanzero, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Jan 6, 2009 #1

    Lessthanzero

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    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?
     
  2. Jan 6, 2009 #2

    fluxcapacitor

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    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.
     
  3. Jan 6, 2009 #3

    Lessthanzero

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    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.
     
  4. Jan 6, 2009 #4

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    Sounds like you cooked some wires somewhere on that circuit.
     
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  6. Apr 4, 2009 #6

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

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