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Old 09-23-18, 08:49 AM
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Receptacles

So I have a circuit of outlets that used to continuously trip. They were bathroom and outdoor/garage so I replaced them all with gfci. Low and behold they tripped again and none of the Resets on the gfci receptacles would reset. So to humor myself I recplaced them again with normal duplex 20A receptacles and they still donít work. Any thoughts? Could it be the breaker?
 
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Old 09-23-18, 09:13 AM
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There may be a gfi upstream that is still tripped.
 
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I guess itís possible. But I feel like I replaced all the gfi. When they were all replaced to gfi before they all worked until we had a bad storm. Then they all stopped working again.
 
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Old 09-23-18, 02:22 PM
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I work in a condo association where one GFI receptacle in a bathroom protects the basement, powder room, deck and garage receptacles. Any fault in any area and all the receptacles are dead. What I've done for many of those people is to install a GFI receptacle at each location. The thing to remember with this type of application is that each GFI must be wired as standalone. You can't wire the downstream GFI receptacles to the LOAD of a previous GFI receptacle.

It sounds like your GFI receptacles are wired to the LOAD side of a previous receptacle. That needs to be corrected or you will be chasing problems continuously.
 
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