GFCI outlet hook up--please help.

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  1. Jan 18, 2012 #1

    jayre

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    This is the outlet that's burnt out and I bought an exact same replacement. I thought I hooked the wires the exact same way as was but maybe I missed something. I can get the green corner light to light up but the reset button doesn't work and I still can't get any power. Any idea where each wire should go?

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  2. Jan 18, 2012 #2

    nealtw

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    The red or the black is live when the breaker is turned on, it goes to line the other goes to load.
     
  3. Jan 18, 2012 #3

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    Pardon my ignorance. Would you be able to tell me which wire (Marked by 1-4) goes where (marked A-H)? Thank you so much.

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    1-A
    2-E
    3-C
    4-G
    If that dosn't work change it to
    1-C
    2-G
    3-A
    4-E
     
  5. Jan 19, 2012 #5

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    I've never wired one backwards (line vs load) so I don't know if either combination won't work.
    Best bet is to determine which wire (red or black) is the Line and then wire the opposite as load.
     
  6. Jan 19, 2012 #6

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    nealtw, you are awesome!!! first set of combination worked. Thank you so much!!!!! :)
     
  7. Jan 20, 2012 #7

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    Yeah they need a vote option or badge earning on this forum he would definitely be up there :)
    And every one bugs out when there is a red wire?!? Lol
     

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