Electrical outlets w/ load protectors

Old 03-31-02, 07:26 PM
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Question Electrical outlets w/ load protectors

I attempted to plug in an appliance this morning to a wall outlet in the master bath. This outlet has a load protector. The appliance obviously had a short and tripped the wall outlet and the circuit breaker. The "tripped" button on the wall outlet did not pop out but the switch on the circuit breaker did trip. I tried resetting the circuit breaker switch but it acts as there is still a load on the switch. I push the switch to the right but it just springs back to the left. Can anyone think of what may be wrong?
Old 03-31-02, 09:23 PM
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To reset a tripped circuit breaker, you must flip the breaker handle to the off position then flip it to the on position.
Use caution with this appliance and be sure to remedy its problem before using.
Is this load protector you are talking about a GFIC? Alot of people will replace a regular outlet in a bath with a GFI, not knowing it is protected by the load side of a GFI in another location, this "remote" GFI will usually trip if it is the first in line from the panel.
Old 04-01-02, 05:18 AM
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Stop if the breaker will not reset call an electrician.

If you still want to attempt this look at the GFCI for burnt wires and/or replace the GFCI.

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