GFCI Test Problem

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Old 12-29-16, 05:15 PM
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GFCI Test Problem

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How was this situation resolved? Was it the outlet? I'm facing a simular situation, GFCI and downstream outlets all test as good until I press the test button. Press the Test button, GFCI trips, test GFCI outlet, no lights, as it should be but all downstream outlet go to hot/grd reversed. Brand new outlet, also triple checked that feed and load sides are wired correctly.
 
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Old 12-29-16, 05:29 PM
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also triple checked that feed and load sides are wired correctly.
They are not !

When a GFI trips..... it becomes dead....NO hot or neutral on face of device and NO hot or neutral out of the load connections.


It is very possible that a plug in tester could show a strange reading when the GFI tripped.
The only positive way of knowing is to use a test light, voltage tester or analog meter.
 
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Old 12-29-16, 05:42 PM
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Note a voltage tester does not mean a non contact tester. They can give false positives. A solenoid voltage tester would be fine.
 
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