Both lights on on Ground fault outlet

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Old 08-13-18, 06:32 AM
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Both lights on on Ground fault outlet

I think lightening struck the ground fault outlet my pool pump is plugged into. The green light is on but the red light is flashing and I cannot reset it. I replaced the outlet but the new one is doing the same thing. Green light on, red light flashing. This is without the pump plugged in. I have also reset the breaker multiple times.

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Old 08-13-18, 07:07 AM
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Have you pressed the test button and then the reset button? Flashing red is usually a first powered up test and turns off when reset. If the red continues to flash and you can not reset means you have a defective GFCI outlet. What brand is it?

Edit: Are there any other GFCI outlets up stream? Check connections up stream.
 
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it wont reset. I have tried both buttons.
 
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Old 08-13-18, 11:11 AM
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Sometimes it requires the use of something like the eraser end of a pencil to push the reset button in.
 
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I will try again this evening. Hopefully that is all it is.
 
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Old 08-13-18, 08:04 PM
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What did the instructions that came with the GFI outlet say about the lights? You did read the instructions.....right?
 
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Ok here is what I found and it makes no sense to me. First I tried to reset the outlet but it would not reset.
With the outlet hooked up I get a very dim green light and a dim flickering red light. However when I touch a test light to the black and white poles I get no voltage to light up the test light. I also tried the test light on just the bare wires without the outlet wired in and still nothing.

I verified that the test light was working on another outlet.

Problem with the breaker?????
 
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Test voltage at all connections, that means all the way back at breaker starting at breaker. Use an analog multimeter if you have one.
 
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Lightning went down the wires to a junction box where I had the wires joined together. The wires and connectors were all melted. I cut the fried wires back and reconnected everything and now my outlets work.
Now the question is why has lightning struck this one outlet twice now? I have the copper ground wires hooked up.

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