Outlet problem

Old 08-31-04, 10:27 AM
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Outlet problem

I've got a kitchen outlet that appears to be on the same circuit as a GFCI and runs off the GFCI. After plugging a toaster, the GFCI tripped (with a small spark) and the outlet was no longer working. I reset the GFCI and subsequently replaced it and the non-working outlet with no luck on the getting the outlet to work again. Could the wiring be damaged? Any other things I should look at?
Old 08-31-04, 10:38 AM
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Sounds like the neutral connection became loose. Backstab connections are the usual culprit. Since you've already replaced the GFCI and the toaster receptacle, the problem is probably at some other outlet in the kitchen.

Make sure the GFCI indicator light shows that you have connected "line" and "load" correctly.

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