DId I short out an electrical outlet

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Old 01-22-12, 01:41 PM
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DId I short out an electrical outlet

I was changing an electrical outlet in the kitchen. Hooked up the black, white and ground wires. When pushing the outlet back into the box, there was a spark. I think the ground wire touched the black wire screw.

(i shut off the red button on the GFCI, thinking that would cut the power to all the plugs, guess not) :ee

Shut off the circuit breaker, pushed into the outlet box, and still no power to only that one counter outlet.

Anyway, did I just short out the outlet itself, or something else?

Thanks for any advice.
 
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Old 01-22-12, 02:34 PM
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Shut off the circuit breaker, pushed into the outlet box, and still no power to only that one counter outlet.
You would have to turn the breaker back on to get power. But seriously, I would guess there is a different or another GFI device or outlet that may be tripped, have you looked everywhere else in the kitchen? Are you sure which circuit breaker controls this outlet? You should probably check and reset all the breakers to be sure.
 
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Old 01-22-12, 02:42 PM
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So much for me not paying attention to a kitchen that I've lived in for 17 yrs. There WAS another GFI outlet that needed resetting. Thanks CasualJoe.
 
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