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Old 04-14-2011, 08:29 PM   #1
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We had a tree come down and knock out power for a few hours. After power was restored we noticed the 2 gfi recepticals next to our sink stopped working. I tried to reset but nothing would work. I replaced both recepticals with new gfci recepticals, mirrored the original wiring but when I turn the breaker back on it makes a loud noise from one of the new gfci recepticals. Any ideas what is going on?

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We had a tree come down and knock out power for a few hours. After power was restored we noticed the 2 gfi recepticals next to our sink stopped working. I tried to reset but nothing would work. I replaced both recepticals with new gfci recepticals, mirrored the original wiring but when I turn the breaker back on it makes a loud noise from one of the new gfci recepticals. Any ideas what is going on?
Does it make the noise after you press the test button? Are both on the same circuit?

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Does it make the noise after you press the test button? Are both on the same circuit?
It does. The noise only comes from one receptical and it's pretty loud and nothing changes if I hit reset or test. They are on the same circuit/breaker.
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Bad GFCI unit. Replace it with another one.
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Bad GFCI unit. Replace it with another one.
Thanks KB! Replaced the one with another new gfci receptical and is working like a charm. Back in business! Thanks again.
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