Problem with bathroom outlet


Old 08-11-05, 11:39 PM
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Question Problem with bathroom outlet

Lately the only electrical outlet in my bathroom has been giving me trouble. It is a GFCI outlet. It kicks off- the other day about an hour later it worked again, today I cant get it to reset or work. What is the problem? The house is 5 years old and this is the only problem I have. I do not see any of the circuits in the electrical box that are off or anything. Thanks!
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Old 08-12-05, 02:21 AM
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If it is dry, not full of steam it probably needs to be replaced provided there ist something connected downstream on it,,, which I kind of doubt on a 5 yr old house. They do fail on occasion.
Old 08-12-05, 05:24 AM
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GFCI receptacles do sometimes fail, so that could be your problem. I would start by replacing the receptacle. Your problem also could be a loose wire. When replacing the GFCI, examine the wiring. If something seems loose you may have found your problem.

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