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Determining the cause of a malfunctioning GFCI outlet may require some sleuthing. This is a guide about GFCI outlet keeps tripping.
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The lights in my kitchen are working, but the GFCI doesn't. I tried to reset the breakers, but still no power in the kitchen outlets. What can it be?
By Eddie H.
GFCI receptacles can be daisy chained to standard receptacles and protect them the same as a GFCI (if installed correctly). The standard receptacles should be labelled as GFCI protected. The first receptacle in the daisy chain must be the GFCI type and the reset button on that receptacle should restore power.
Should the light be yellow or red if the GFCI outlet is working?
An amber light means it's nearing the end of its life. As it gets closer to the end it turns red.
Here is an excellent guide and facts about your GFCI outlet. This shows you the status and color combinations of your GFCI outlet.
I think there is a lot of differences of opinion as to what (if any) the lights mean on a GFCI. The most important thing is - does it reset properly? If not then there is probably a problem and needs to be checked out (by an electrician if possible) or replaced. Most DIY people can replace a GFCI if all directions are followed (to the T!).
Here is an interesting discussion and it is a site that you can also ask questions (for free).
I have a electrical two socket plug in my bathroom. All the plugs in the bathrooms are on a GF breaker switch in the electrical control box. The bottom socket only has developed a strange issue. If I plug a hair dryer all the way into the plug it stops working. If I then pull it out about 1/16 inch it works. I have purchased a brand new hair dryer, but the same issue is there. I have changed out to a new plug, but the issue is still there. So it has to be something in the wiring? Any ideas how to fix?
I would get a new GFCI outlet
Sometimes it's worth the extra money to call in a professional and electricity is one of those times for me. It does sound like you are handy, so if you are confident to keep fussing with things, you can keep trying to replace outlets and check wires.
I have a GFCI kitchen outlet that water got into and was tripped. It is connected to 3 other kitchen outlets that are not working as a result of the water. My husband replaced the GFCI outlet (a green light is on), but none of the outlets will work. Does anyone have suggestions. Thank you.
Did you also check the breaker box as well?
A kitchen outlet was changed to a surge protection outlet with light indicator by a licensed electrician less than a year ago. The outlet will not work and the light indicator is still on. I hit the test and reset and finally the light went back on, but trying to use a toaster or electric can opener on this outlet will not work still. Could it be the circuit breaker even though the light indicator is on?
My gfci outlet is not working. The the top button is not tripped, the light is off and reset button will not work. It is only 1 year one old and installed by an electrician. Any ideas?
By Mary B.