GFCI not resetting itself


Old 07-22-13, 01:05 PM
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GFCI not resetting itself

In my 220 v wired home, a gfci bathroom outlet tripped and would not reset. 5 other outlets in my 2 story ranch went dead along with several wired features, room fan, bathroom lights.
I have checked my breakers and all seem ok.
I installed a new gfci and all was ok, but shortly after installation, my wife used her hairdryer and it went out again. I installed a new gfci outlet, but this time it will not reset?
Any thoughts on how I can track down where the problem is?
Thanks for your help.
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Old 07-22-13, 03:17 PM
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Welcome to the forums. Are you certain there is power available at the black wire in the GFCI? If you have a multimeter check to see what the voltage is. Generally the reason a GFCI won't reset is 1) bad GFCI 2) No power to the receptacle, or 3) something is plugged in that is giving a constant ground fault. This receptacle should be the only thing on that circuit. Can you confirm that?
Old 07-22-13, 05:19 PM
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In my 220 v wired home,
Bairdj, where are you? Homes in the US, including those in Pennsylvania, are supplied with 120/240V single-phase service. 220V is not available.

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