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03-12-06, 09:21 PM
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Question ***Did you open and remake any wire nutted...

***Did you open and remake any wire nutted connections? ***

No I did not

Did you move any back stabbed connections to screw terminals?

No, all the wires are attached to screw terminals
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03-12-06, 12:17 PM
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Posted By jhirizarry

Ok, I have opened up every recepticle and all the...

Ok, I have opened up every recepticle and all the white wires are intact. I checked each wire nut carefully. At the panel, I identified the white wires associated with the this circuit and they are...
03-12-06, 11:44 AM
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Posted By jhirizarry

That is exactly what I am following, thanks!

That is exactly what I am following, thanks!
03-12-06, 11:36 AM
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Posted By jhirizarry

Unhappy Ok, I would certainly tell you if I messed with...

Ok, I would certainly tell you if I messed with this circuit. I have not. I was in Orlando, Florida when my wife called and reproted that the plugs in the kitchen were no longer working. I have not...
03-12-06, 11:11 AM
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Posted By jhirizarry

Taking a closer look, the red wire is tied to a...

Taking a closer look, the red wire is tied to a black wire with a wire nut.
03-12-06, 11:08 AM
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Posted By jhirizarry

Unhappy Ok, I'll give this a shot. At the panel there are...

Ok, I'll give this a shot. At the panel there are two breakers labeled Kitchen Plugs. They are both 20amp breakers. One has a black wire connected to it, the other a red. When I opened the GFI...
03-12-06, 10:24 AM
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Posted By jhirizarry

Unhappy Ok. Well the breaker is the breaker that has been...

Ok. Well the breaker is the breaker that has been there since the house was built 2 years ago. Could that have gone bad? As for the wiring to the recepticles what exactly do you mean? Size? There are...
03-12-06, 10:00 AM
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Posted By jhirizarry

Unhappy Ok here is what I have so far. I pulled the GFI...

Ok here is what I have so far. I pulled the GFI outlets from the wall. I turn the breakers off. THere are two GFI circuits in the kitchen. With the power off and the 3 prong tester in the outlet it...
03-12-06, 09:32 AM
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Posted By jhirizarry

Unhappy Will do. I plugged in a small lamp into the GFI...

Will do. I plugged in a small lamp into the GFI circuit and it comes on and off intermittently. There are a lot of plugs to check. I'll report back what I find. Thanks again!
03-12-06, 08:40 AM
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Posted By jhirizarry

Unhappy Just when you thought ... The problem is back. I...

Just when you thought ... The problem is back. I tried to make a pot of coffee this morning and the coffee maker would not come on. I checked the panel and the wire is still secure. The voltages are...
03-11-06, 01:08 PM
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Posted By jhirizarry

Red face Ok, problem solved. I decided to go back to the...

Ok, problem solved. I decided to go back to the panel and open it up to expose the wiring. Almost immediately, I noticed the black wire from the GFI circuit was completly exposed and not connected to...
03-11-06, 09:43 AM
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Posted By jhirizarry

Follow up. I put my three prug tester on the...

Follow up. I put my three prug tester on the circuits and it states I have an Open Neutral. How do I find that?
03-11-06, 09:40 AM
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Posted By jhirizarry

Ok, this is weird. I put my meter on the the GFI...

Ok, this is weird. I put my meter on the the GFI circuit that buzzes and it reports ~192 volts. I put the meter on the GFI that will not trip and it report ~67 volts. Outlets serviced by the GFI's...
03-11-06, 08:15 AM
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Posted By jhirizarry

Thanks for the quick responces. What is unusual...

Thanks for the quick responces. What is unusual about this is that I did not install these recepticles or GFI's. The house is 2 years old and all has been working great until a few days ago. We have...
03-11-06, 05:26 AM
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Posted By jhirizarry

GFCI Problem

Hello,

I am experiencing a strange problem with my GFCI circuits. When I press the test button it makes a buzzing noise and will not trip. I checked the circuit breaker and all is good with the...
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