GFCI or Circuit Breaker?

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Old 07-13-05, 06:45 AM
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GFCI or Circuit Breaker?

The two GFCI switches in the 2 of the bathrooms stopped working. One in the kitchen stopped working. Breaker box doesn't show anything tripped. Is it possible the the GFCI breaker is dead and needs to be replaced?
Can anyone help me with this?

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Old 07-13-05, 07:17 AM
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Exactly what do you mean by a "GFCI switch"? What does it look like?

Is the circuit breaker in your electrical panel a GFCI breaker? Does it have a "TEST" button on it?

In what year was your house built?
 
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Old 07-13-05, 11:15 AM
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GFCI or Circuit Breaker

Originally Posted by John Nelson
Exactly what do you mean by a "GFCI switch"? What does it look like?

Is the circuit breaker in your electrical panel a GFCI breaker? Does it have a "TEST" button on it?

In what year was your house built?

Dear John,
In the bathroom, the outlets on the walls have a label that says GFCI on them. They do not have "TEST" buttons on them. The one in the kitchen is a GFCI outlet with a test button on it. The circuit breaker in the box, on the label someone wrote GFCI,where you write the descriptions for which breaker is for what ever. So, I believe that it's a GFCI circuit breaker (?) I'm clueless to this.
The house was built in 1992.

Canyou help me out John?

Thank you in dvance
 
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Old 07-13-05, 11:36 AM
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Thank you for the clarification.

Just FYI, that's not a GFCI breaker and that's not a GFCI receptacle, and the receptacle isn't a "switch". However, it is a GFCI-protected circuit (probably a different one for the kitchen than for the one serving the bathrooms). So the problem is now to find the GFCI receptacle that provides the protection.

I'll give you a 98.7% chance that the GFCI receptacle that protects the bathroom receptacles and that needs to be reset is in the garage, perhaps behind enough stuff such that you haven't seen it in years and don't even realize that it's there. The other 1.3% chance is that the GFCI is in one of the bathrooms (look in all of them) or in the basement.

For the kitchen GFCI, have you pressed the "RESET" button yet?
 
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