Outlet dead- Nearby GFCI tripped, hazard?


Old 10-01-18, 07:48 PM
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Question Outlet dead- Nearby GFCI tripped, hazard?

Used charger to charge 18 volt batteries on center island yesterday. I've done this hundred times before.

Noticed a red light on GFCI and reset button pushed out on outlet on different kitchen counter.

Only noticed no power on island today.

I'm thinking they're connected since no breaker was tripped.

So whole kitchen gutted and rebuilt year ago.

The electricians who came out to check everything over seemed great.

But now when I have asked them to come check this situation out tell me they are too busy for 4 weeks.

They now install Tesla chargers and we live in such a rich area that that's what they're spending their time doing instead of helping old customers.

Of course I will pay them and I had two other projects for them to do.

Should I worry about this situation? I don't know if I know enough about wiring to do anything on my own.
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Old 10-01-18, 08:19 PM
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It's very possible and somewhat common to connect the island receptacle to the countertop circuits.
Have you tried resetting the tripped GFI receptacle ?

I wouldn't necessarily call it a hazard but something caused the GFI to trip. You should check other nearby receptacles to see if anything else is dead.

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