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02-27-06, 08:22 AM
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Posted By Minx

Okay, so the last incident doesn't tell me...

Okay, so the last incident doesn't tell me anything new. I replaced two receptacles in the living room. The bathroom seems to be an end of line one so I don't know if it could affect the two in the...
02-27-06, 06:35 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Minx

Hi, The junction box being the circuit...

Hi,

The junction box being the circuit breaker box? I don't know of any other junction boxes, but I don't understand why some of the circuit is working but not the rest.

When I manually...
02-27-06, 06:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,411
Posted By Minx

Follow-up. Okay... I haven't tried...

Follow-up.

Okay... I haven't tried installing the new GFCI yet. This Saturday, the circuit spontaneously started working again. Don't ask me how/why. My boyfriend was over, and being a typical...
02-23-06, 02:31 PM
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Posted By Minx

I think my place was built around 1962 (condo). ...

I think my place was built around 1962 (condo).
Well it seems unlikely, from what people have said, that the 'end' outlets would be the problem. But... when I hit test the GFCI is not "clicking"...
02-23-06, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,411
Posted By Minx

What's really odd... I seem to have two...

What's really odd...

I seem to have two outlets that only have one set of black and white wires (connected), on the same circuit. One is in a side wall, the other is in the bathroom. The one in...
02-23-06, 01:47 PM
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Posted By Minx

Thanks Ben, I know how to check the...

Thanks Ben,

I know how to check the receptacles, but I'm not sure about the light fixture in the kitchen... don't think I can get above the thing... big square thing on my ceiling... If it turns...
02-23-06, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 877
Posted By Minx

Oh, that means the GFCI is on the end of the line...

Oh, that means the GFCI is on the end of the line hmm? If I had 4 wires two would go on load?

Thanks

Krista
02-23-06, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 877
Posted By Minx

GFCI with only 1 set of wires?

Does this sound right? I have a GFCI in my bathroom. I'm having problems with the circuit its on, so I pulled it out to look at it the other night. It only has one black, one white and the ground...
02-23-06, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,411
Posted By Minx

And since once of my lights works, on that...

And since once of my lights works, on that breaker, it's very unlikely to be my breaker box, right?

Okay. I'm going to keep looking. I'm not sure why a power outage / surges when it came back on...
02-23-06, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,411
Posted By Minx

The tester lights are coming on (two outer...

The tester lights are coming on (two outer lights, hot/grd reversed) when it's put in the GFCI. When I flip the breaker off, the lights go off on the tester. The tester doesn't have batteries.
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02-23-06, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,411
Posted By Minx

By the way... you said: "You might also try...

By the way... you said:

"You might also try replacing the GFCI, but that doesn't seem to be the problem."

Why do you think that doesn't seem to be the problem? Would it be less likely to be...
02-23-06, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,411
Posted By Minx

I know I know... I'm going to map it ASAP :) ...

I know I know... I'm going to map it ASAP :) I've never even installed an outlet before, so this is a learning experience for me.

I did pull the GFCI out, and look at it. It has the black and...
02-23-06, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,411
Posted By Minx

Bad GFI? Circuit partially working?

I live in the U.S.
My power went out during a recent snows storm for several hours. It flicked back on a couple times during that time span, before finally coming back. When it came back, at least...
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