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Today when I tried to use one of the bathroom outlets and found out that it is not working. It generally is the one hidden behind the huge stack of heavy stuff! Quote: Originally Posted by MikeJaquish I bet there is a GFCI receptacle in the garage that is tripped. Behind that sheet of plywood leaning against the wall? 08-22-04,09:18 PM #6 df1 Visiting Guest I don't have a GFI outlet (with the "Test" button) inside the garage.

This feature is not available right now. We're all here to learn and help each other out - enjoy! Check other outside receptacles on the same circuit. Photos 1 – 4 show a typical main panel and the process for resetting a tripped circuit breaker.

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Since both front and back outside outlets stop working at the same time, are they on the same circuit? Seal it up well. FAQ: My First Home Toolbox Best of 2015 Winners Best Home Improvement Project (the Al Borland Award) /u/Zoned, Monster Victorian remodel Expert of the Year (Best AMA) /u/Orwellian1 AMA /u/m1stertim AMA The Following User Says Thank You to 480sparky For This Useful Post: RocknTJ(03-12-2011) 03-12-2011, 08:58 PM #14 RocknTJ View Profile RocknTJ Member Send Message Follow Blogs (0) Threads (62) Photos

  • Some, when tripped, still appear to be "on".
  • Refer to other electrical repair manuals or call an electrician for help.
  • Look in garage, outside, basmt, all bathrooms and kitchen as maybe they circuited weird. 08-26-04,11:41 AM #19 Cruizer Visiting Guest I'm starting to think it would be better to use GFCI
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  • If your house was bulit in 1998, it almost has to have more than two breakers.

Now I just need to figure out why I'm not getting any juice from the outlet. Join Date: Jan 2009 Location: Iowa Posts: 10,561 Rewards Points: 7,804 Re: Outside Outlets Not Working Circuit tracer. MO. 1,817 posts, read 5,008,192 times Reputation: 1334 You could turn all power off at the breaker box and replace the outlet and see if that solves the problem. 12-12-2009, Outside Gfci Outlet Won't Reset Real simple fix.

Send Message Follow Blogs (0) Threads (10,561) Photos (0) Reviews (0) Projects (0) Toolbox (0) View All Activity I own stock in FotoMat! I doubt that you "fried" the receptacle. The one for the bathroom is just a breaker without the "test" button.

Look near the electrical panel for a receptacle that looks like the one at the lower right on this page: CPSC GFCI Information ( - broken link) No worries.

If that doesn’t work, we’ll show you where to look for loose connections that may be to blame, and how to fix them. Outside Gfci Outlet Keeps Tripping I was lucky this time—I’ve been known to remove outlets and start to test circuits and then discover the simpler solution. This wiring method is allowed by the electrical code, but it isn’t good practice since these stab-in connections can loosen over time and cause problems. Any ideas what I did to the outdoor electrical outlet to make it stop working and how I can can fix it? (I've already stopped using the indoor power strip and

Outdoor Gfci Outlet Will Not Reset

I just checked the outlet in my garage next to the breaker box and unlike the outdoor outlet I noticed this one had one of those GFCI "reset" buttons. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Outside Outlet Not Working After Rain I'd bet money that that's where your problem is. Outdoor Outlet Not Working Wet Join for free ARTICLES BLOGS BLOGSMost RecentMost CommentsMost PopularMost WatchedRecent Blog Entries2015 Reader Survey Contestby ContractorTalkBrickworkby Gordon ForsythAdd a Blog EntryNot a Member?

Sign up today for FREE and become part of The Family Handyman community of DIYers. Just to be sure, I set to off and then on again. Join Date: Jan 2009 Location: Iowa Posts: 10,561 Rewards Points: 7,804 Re: Outside Outlets Not Working GFCI would be my first guess. Remember Me Log In Join us Cancel Don't have an account yet? Outside Outlets Not Working Help

However your problem does not have to be a tripped gfci, though it sure as heck sounds like it. Sign in 58 27 Don't like this video? Massachusetts question 4 passes, not happy [InTheNews] by IowaCowboy499. Sign in 28 Loading...

After you do that, do not press the test button again. 08-23-04,01:53 PM #14 goldstar Forum Topic Moderator Join Date Oct 2002 State OH Posts 4,237 df1, I copied one of Outdoor Electrical Outlet Not Working Rain If you're going to play electrician, you either need to stay at a Holiday Inn, play one on TV, or actually learn how the stuff works. Better than half the time, you’ll solve the problem without even lifting a tool.

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If you find one, make sure the “reset” (top) button is pressed in.  If the GFCI receptacle is working properly, pushing the “test” (bottom) button will cause the top button to Trade: 132 on Bush, I've got him at gunpoint! SB6190 is a terrible modem - Intel Puma 6 / MaxLinear mistake [Cox] by xymox1464. How To Find Gfci Outlet Rule And/Or Policy Violation Join Date Nov 2003 Posts 2,455 I'll have to jump in here and agree with the tripped GFI theory.

JOE64POW 90,762 views 8:48 How to Install an Electrical Outlet - Duration: 6:00. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: Your Name: Your Message: Send me a copy Send cancel Please wait... both plugs in each box?

But I couldn’t find the problem. I have 3 sets of exterior power outlets (Deck, Below Deck, and Front Porch) - All 3 sets have zero power to them which leads me to believe that they are Please enable cookies. I have reset/tested every GFI plug I can find.

We’ll show you three common types of loose connections: loose terminal screws, loose stab-in connections, and loose wires at wire connectors. There's probably a "light" switch in the house that doesn't turn on any lights or control any indoor outlets. Join Date: Jan 2009 Location: Iowa Posts: 10,561 Rewards Points: 7,804 Re: Outside Outlets Not Working Quote: Originally Posted by Inner10 How about a TG100 toner, they only cost about 75