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GFCI Outlets not working after circuit break

 
 
DLP
 
Reply Sun 14 Dec, 2014 06:40 am
I recently turned off a circuit in order to install a light fixture. When I flipped it back on, everything came back except for two GFCI outlets on my kitchen counter wall. I tried pushing the buttons on them, but neither respond. I tried going back, turning the circuit off, then back on - nothing. Any suggestions?
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engineer
 
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Reply Sun 14 Dec, 2014 06:54 am
@DLP,
You might have shorted the circuit when you put in the light fixture so the GFI is doing its job and indicating a fault. Disconnect the fixture and see if that resolves the problem.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 14 Dec, 2014 09:26 am
Also, if it is an old GFI, it could need replacing.
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DLP
 
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Reply Sun 14 Dec, 2014 09:35 am
@engineer,
Right you were - thanks for the save!
engineer
 
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Reply Sun 14 Dec, 2014 01:54 pm
@DLP,
If this is a florescent fixture, you probably need to put it on another circuit. Florescents and GFI's don't play well.
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rhmac
 
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Reply Sat 18 Feb, 2017 05:19 pm
@engineer,
What if you replaced the GFCI and it shows a green power light but it will not allow you to reset? What does that mean?
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