gfci problem


Old 12-16-06, 03:35 PM
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gfci problem

I am replacing an outlet in my kitchen with a gfci outlet - i connect the white wire to the silver screw (line) and the black wire to the bronze screw (line). Turn the circuit back on, plug something in, nothing. I use a tester to probe the outlet, nothing - but if i put the tester on the screws themself, it lights up. I try another (new) gfci outlet - same thing! I tried going into the back of the gfci instead of around the screws, same thing. I try a regular outlet again instead of the gfci, and it works fine. Any ideas???? thanks!
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Old 12-16-06, 04:18 PM
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Reset the GFCI.
Old 12-16-06, 05:22 PM
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where do i send my donation check. I honestly pressed reset and test 100 times before on both of them figuring that must have something to do with it but i guess i didnt press it hard enough caues i just figured lemme give it 1 more chance and bingo its working. Thanks once again.
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