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Old 03-02-2008, 07:00 PM   #16
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Upon further inspection, I noted this:

* Hot insulation was melted at the 20 AMP GFCI outlet coming from the breaker.

* The hot leaving the GFCI to other receptacles was blackened, not melted. It was probably blackened from the heat/fire coming from the main hot wire.

* The GFCI does not click when "test" is pressed.

* Wiring looks 12 gauge.

* An old toaster oven was plugged to the GFCI and turned on. An electrical thermos was plugged in at a downline receptacle. A smokey smell was noted when the microwave was turned on.

* The 20 AMP breaker (double pointed) was partially tripped at the breaker box.

My evaluation tells me that the GFCI went bad and when the conductors were at high load, the GFCI outlet broke down. Do you guys agree?
What do you mean by double pointed breaker? Is this a multi-wire circuit?

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Old 03-03-2008, 05:33 PM   #17
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What do you mean by double pointed breaker? Is this a multi-wire circuit?
I guess what I mean is dual pole. This GFCI goes from the kitchen all and connects to the GFCI for the bath's upstairs.

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