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05-22-05, 12:07 AM
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Posted By John Nelson

As Bob already said, because you have no ground,...

As Bob already said, because you have no ground, it's okay that the GFCI doesn't trip with the external tester.
05-21-05, 08:14 PM
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Posted By John Nelson

So is everything now working properly now that...

So is everything now working properly now that you have reset the GFCI? Didn't you do that before? I guess that I completely misunderstand the sequence of events here.
05-21-05, 03:27 PM
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Posted By John Nelson

The breaker could be bad, but unlikely. A...

The breaker could be bad, but unlikely. A voltmeter or circuit tester can answer the question definitively.

Again I say that a GFCI line/load mixup might be the problem.

Are you 100% sure that...
05-21-05, 02:49 PM
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Posted By John Nelson

Shut off the breaker, make a list of everything...

Shut off the breaker, make a list of everything on the circuit (working or not), and remake all the connections in all the boxes on the circuit using new wire nuts, and using screws instead of...
05-21-05, 02:32 PM
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Posted By John Nelson

You said that you were unable to reset the GFCI....

You said that you were unable to reset the GFCI. Do you know if in fact the GFCI was tripped or not?

Vacuums, because they pull a lot of current, are notorious for causing weak connections to...
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