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Old 12-13-2010, 10:47 AM   #1
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GFCI Light

I recently removed wiring in conduit that hung on the bottom of the joist in my basement so I could feed the circuits that were fed with romex stapled inbetween the joists. After completing I noticed that the light on my GFCI were on in the circuits that were fed. The recepticles still work but the test button is stuck in and the reset button doesn't do anything. I bought a GFCI tester to see if it was wired wrong but it says that everything is ok. I checked the connections in the junction boxes in the basement and made sure they were all ok. I am basically at a loss and don't know what else to do other than see if replacing the GFCI outlets help. There are two seperate circuits that both have the same issue so I have a hard time believing it is a bad outlet. Any help is much appreciated!
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:57 AM   #2
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Some GFI's have a LED that lights when power is tripped, others have the light when the power is on.

Is the wiring on the LINE or LOAD terminals of the GFI?


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Old 12-13-2010, 11:17 AM   #3
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I never pulled the recepticles out of their boxes (the romex wire ran from the recepticles to junction boxes below the floor joists where they were spliced into a rigid conduit that ran to the panel). I removed the conduit and wiring and installed new plastic boxes and ran romex from the panel to the boxes and spliced them together. I didn't change the way it was wired but I will pull the recepticles out today and check to see. The lights didn't used to be lit up all of the time though.
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:50 PM   #4
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Did you re-wire the GFCI? maybe mixed up the line & load?
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