GFI trouble

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Old 08-15-09, 06:27 PM
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GFI trouble

HUD requires GFI's by sink in kitchen I have 2 - got the one in the middle to work one on left wont - light is on but no plug in works - also stove clock and other outlet wont work.... is there a difference between a GFI and GFIC?
 
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Old 08-15-09, 06:48 PM
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GFI is short for GFCI, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter.

NEC stated there must be two 20a circuits. Lights can not be on these circuits. Please explain a bit clear what you mean by one on left wont - light is on but no plug in works. Are the lights on the same circuit? Are there two 20a circuits? If you are trying to meet HUD requirements you may need to do some rewiring if the inspector won't accept the setup as grandfathered.

You need to turn the breaker all the way off then on. You need to check for voltage between the black and white wires to the receptacle with an analog multimeter or test lamp to see if you have voltage. If you have two or more sets of wires in the box you need to determine which is hot and if it is connected to the line side of the GFCI.
 

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Old 08-15-09, 07:01 PM
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Some brands of GFIs have a small LED indicator light. Some indicate when the power is on, other brands this indicates the GFI has tripped.

Try to push the reset button and see if the problem corrects itself.

Do both of the GFI's look the same?
 
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