GFCI problems

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Old 09-21-11, 01:45 PM
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GFCI problems

I am troubleshooting a problem with gfci outlets--bathrooms and outside house--and have hit a dead end. The outlets are normal receptacles and I cannot find the gfci that controls the power to these outlets. The gfci circuits in the kitchen works and I'm sure this is a separate circuit. I've checked the circuit breakers in the power panel and none of them are gfci breakers. I looked everywhere for the gfci receptable that feeds these outlets, but I'm stymied. Any one that can provide any clues as to where to go from here? Thanks.
 
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Old 09-21-11, 02:20 PM
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I know the last house I lived in there was a GFCI under the bathroom sinks inside the cabinets covered up with the towels and wash cloths. I also located one down in the basement in a small area that was unfinished.
 
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Old 09-21-11, 02:49 PM
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Welcome to the forums! Are you sure they are GFCI protected in the first place? Do you have a trip tester that you plug in to the receptacle and press the button to test trip it? If not get one and see if they are protected.
 
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Old 09-21-11, 02:52 PM
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In my house (before I re-wired them) the GFCI was in the garage and it fed to the front bath which then fed the back bath which then fed the back deck. I used a hand-held GFCI tester in the bathroom shortly after moving in and then had a heck of a time finding the GFCI that controlled them all. It was in the garage, but hidden under a multiple outlet adapter that completely covered the face of the GFCI receptacle.


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