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Outlets in master bathroom and hall bathroom aren't working

Outlets in master bathroom and hall bathroom aren't working

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Old 08-16-02, 08:23 AM
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Lightbulb Outlets in master bathroom and hall bathroom aren't working

I went to plug in my curling iron into my master bathroom outlet and it wouldn't come on.

I then went to my hall bathroom outlet and tried the same thing...it wouldn't come on either.

Is this a job I can repair myself or do I need an electrician? I looked at my circuit breaker box, but non of the fuses have been tripped.

Any assistance is welcomed!! Thanks much!
 
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Old 08-16-02, 08:36 AM
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If you have any GFI receptacles, check for one in a "tripped" mode.---just a "hint"----breakers "trip" and fuses "blow".--Please let us know if you need further assistance.---Good Luck!!!
 
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Old 08-16-02, 08:44 AM
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In my circuit breaker box there is one that is labeled GFI Circuit. Is this the same? It has not been tripped (it should be a red light showing if it was).


Originally posted by PATTBAA
If you have any GFI receptacles, check for one in a "tripped" mode.---just a "hint"----breakers "trip" and fuses "blow".--Please let us know if you need further assistance.---Good Luck!!!
 
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Old 08-16-02, 09:17 AM
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This certainly does sound like a tripped GFCI, however it may be possible that the curling iron is not working. Have you tried anything else in either of these receptacles? It wouldn't hurt to flip that GFCI circuit breaker completely to "off", then back to "on" again. Also, check and see if you have any receptacles with two small "test" and "reset" buttons and reset all of those. You may find GFCI receptacles in garages, bathrooms, basement, outdoors, etc.
 
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Old 08-16-02, 09:34 AM
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Blyons that breaker that you found is the circuit breaker for the GFI but I am gambling that it is not a GFI circuit breaker. It sounds like you have a GFI receptacle that is tripped. If you do have a True GFI circuit breaker it would have a button on it that reads "Test" if that button is not present then it's a regular breaker. You mentioned the little red window, I think that you have a Square D panel, if so, their GFI's have a yellow button on them for test.

To find out where it might be you will need to check every bathroom and the receptacles in the garage, if you have one. Look at any receptacles on the outside of the house, check the receptacles in the basement, if you have one. Look anywhere where you could come into contact with water, ground level access and the receptacle itself. We usually locate them in either the bathroom or the garage for ease of use.

What you are looking for is a receptacle with two buttons on it. Typically, there is one that reads "Test" usually black in color and a second one that reads "Reset" and is usually red in color. If you find one like this then you will need to push the reset button in and this should correct the problem.

Good Luck!!!
 
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Old 08-16-02, 03:10 PM
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THANK YOU SO MUCH - EVERYONE WHO REPLIED TO MY PROBLEM!!

I PUSHED THE RESET BUTTONS ON THE RECEPTACLES IN THE KITCHEN, AND IN THE BASEMENT ( THE RESET BUTTON WAS OUT) AND NOW I HAVE POWER!!!

THANKS AGAIN!!

Originally posted by Sparksone42
Blyons that breaker that you found is the circuit breaker for the GFI but I am gambling that it is not a GFI circuit breaker. It sounds like you have a GFI receptacle that is tripped. If you do have a True GFI circuit breaker it would have a button on it that reads "Test" if that button is not present then it's a regular breaker. You mentioned the little red window, I think that you have a Square D panel, if so, their GFI's have a yellow button on them for test.

To find out where it might be you will need to check every bathroom and the receptacles in the garage, if you have one. Look at any receptacles on the outside of the house, check the receptacles in the basement, if you have one. Look anywhere where you could come into contact with water, ground level access and the receptacle itself. We usually locate them in either the bathroom or the garage for ease of use.

What you are looking for is a receptacle with two buttons on it. Typically, there is one that reads "Test" usually black in color and a second one that reads "Reset" and is usually red in color. If you find one like this then you will need to push the reset button in and this should correct the problem.

Good Luck!!!
 
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