GFI Will Not Reset


Old 05-23-08, 07:51 AM
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GFI Will Not Reset

I can barely spell lectricity so I need some help here. The GFI in the garage will not reset. I've checked all connecting outlets for moisture. I've replaced the GFI outlet. I've unplugged everthing and disconnected each outlet, one at a time to test it with no luck. Since I've done all these things, what have I not done?
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Old 05-23-08, 08:33 AM
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Two things that come to mind. Have you checked the circuit breaker to be sure it didn't trip? Have you checked all the other GFCI receptacles in your home?
Sometimes there is a GFCI feeding a second GFCI. I had that problem with a GFCI on the front porch which I discovered was fed from a GFCI in the garage - at the other end of the house.
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Thanks for your reply...

I've checked the circuit breaker and all other GFI's. What else ya got?
Old 05-23-08, 01:09 PM
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New GFI's will not reset if the LINE and LOAD wires are reversed.
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Disconnect any wires from the load terminal. Turn power back on and try to reset. If it resets then you have a fault somewhere on one of the load receptacles.
Old 05-23-08, 05:57 PM
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Check the wires connected to the GFCI with a meter. If you get 120 volts between hot and neutral and it will not reset, than you have a bad GFCI. Just replaced one today for the exact same reason.

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