gfi, breaker or short


Old 12-16-13, 12:27 PM
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gfi, breaker or short

I have an electric lawnmower that went bad and wound up popping the breaker each time I tried powering it on. I would reset the breaker and try a fix to the mower only to pop the breaker again. I then tried another outlet (different circuit) and it did not pop. When I went back to the original breaker it was still on but all the outlets on its circuits were now off. I reset the breaker, no luck. I found a gfci on that line tried the test and it would not reset. I read that gfcis need power in order to reset so I assume that is the issue with the gfci. I tested the breaker and it showed as good but I swapped it out with a new 20 just in case. No luck.

Not sure of the next course of action.
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Old 12-16-13, 01:51 PM
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The next step would be to pull out the GFI receptacle (don't disconnect it yet) and check for power at the line connections.
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