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Re: Electrical Outlets Not Working

Posted By: joe
Sunday, 20 May 2001, at 5:49 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Electrical Outlets Not Working (Ted Kibble)

Ted is correct in sending you to the circuit box for a tripped breaker.

You may also, however, find when you get there that the bathrooms are also covered by a GFCI circuit breaker (though unnecessarily). These normally have a small yellow pushbutton reset button directly on the breaker to act as a GFCI of the entire circuit. Could be someone added GFCI receps in the bath without knowing the circuit was already GFCI protected.

Also, it is quite possible that one or the other of the GFCI's in the bathroom has failed preventing power to the one 'downstream'....If your breaker is set and you still have no power, remove and check the lines to each GFCI with a circuit tester with the power on.

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