GFCI Outlets not working

Old 08-04-09, 11:06 AM
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Unhappy GFCI Outlets not working

I have two bathroom and two outside outlets that do work. One outlet is an GFCI outlet and it does not work also the other outlets all say they are connected to a GFCI circuit. Thinking that the breaker was bad I went and purchased a new breaker from Home Depot and put it in but the outlets still do not work. The GFCI outlet is not tripped. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Is it possible that the GFCI outlet is bad and needs to be replaced?
Old 08-04-09, 11:23 AM
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I believe that you still have a tripped GFI receptacle somewhere.Are you sure that the GFI is not tripped and that it does control the effected receptacles? Where was the GFI that you said was not tripped?

Depending on the age of your house the GFI may be in the basement, garage or a bathroom or powder room. It should not be one in the kitchen.
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It is a modular home so no basement or garage and the GFI outlet is in one of the bathrooms. The breaker specifically says baths and outside. Have pressed the buttons on the GFI outlet and made no difference. Very frustrating but at least the new breaker I bought was only 4 bucks.
Old 08-04-09, 12:58 PM
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Go looking for another GFCI receptacle that has tripped ahead of this one. As Jim says, they can be in odd places, even in the crawlspace. Also check the plugs between the two units where the electrician tied them together. One could be loose and not locked. They will be under the main beam where they are joined.

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