outlet won't reset


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Old 01-09-03, 06:17 AM
icej
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Angry outlet won't reset

The other morning I was frying up bacon in our kitchen with an
electric frying pan. Something must have overloaded the circuit and
now the outlet does not work. Nor do 4 other outlets in the kitchen.
To attempt to resolve this, I first went to the breaker box and
expected to see a breaker tripped. However that was not the case. I
then proceeded to check the GFIs in the kitchen and none of them were
tripped either. There are 4 other outlets in the kitchen that are
working fine that must be on a different circuit. I've tried to
locate other GFIs in the house and outside the house but cannot find
any. (There are two more in the kitchen both of which are working and
are not tripped.) Is there anything else I might be missing that
could be causing these four outlets to be inoperable? I did flip the
breaker on both the kitchen circuits just to see if that would reset
the outlets but it did not.
This is a new house (3 yrs old).

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 01-09-03, 06:28 AM
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First, look in the dining room and pantry for a GFCI.

If that fails, go to Home Depot and spend $8 on a receptacle tester. Plug it into a dead kitchen outlet. If no lights come on at all, then you probably need to look harder for a GFCI. But if any lights come on, then you probably have a loose neutral that needs to be repaired in some outlet on this circuit. We can help you with that if you get this far.
 
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Old 01-09-03, 06:30 AM
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Check each of the receptacles in question and see if a wire came off, this would happen at the first one of the group or at the receptacle feeding it. You might have to hunt a little to determine which one feeds what.
 
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Old 01-09-03, 07:45 AM
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Look for Gfci in the gararge or the basement if you haven't already. Gfci are also in bathrooms but should not be on the same circuit a a kitchen. I even heard of one being found in an attic once.
 
 

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