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Old 10-14-2008, 09:35 AM   #1
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I have a plug-in outside my front door-used to work -now doesn"t-We have tried throwing the breakers-pushing the GFI's -I looked inside the plug-in-it seems to be attached to the wiring-any ideas on how to remedy this?? Thanks

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I have a plug-in outside my front door-used to work -now doesn"t-We have tried throwing the breakers-pushing the GFI's -I looked inside the plug-in-it seems to be attached to the wiring-any ideas on how to remedy this?? Thanks
Is this outlet a GFCI itself? And do the receptacles on the other side of the wall nearest this one have power? It is likely that the receptacle itself has gone bad if it is a GFCI, but you need a way to test for power, like a volt meter, to be sure.

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Old 10-14-2008, 10:57 AM   #3
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My first step would be to replace the GFCI device if that is in fact what you have outside. You should use a receptacle tester or a meter to determine if it is getting power or not. Turn off the power to make it safe, take good notes on how the existing receptacle is hooked up, remove it and re-install a new one. GFCI's aren't exactly military grade hardware, and they do go bad fairly frequently.

If that doesn't work we can explore some other options.
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I would replace the gfci first, some gfcis have a failsafe mode when protection fails.
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