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Old 08-26-2007, 05:46 PM   #1
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I live in a manufactured home and my GFCI outlets aren't working. I've tried reseting all of them but they wont reset. There are 3 different circuit breakers contected to all of the outlets that aren't working and none of them are tripped. The power comes back on eventually when it wants to and will eventually go back out. I have one GFCI outlet that is working and that is the outside outlet. Please, any help will be appreciated.

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Old 08-26-2007, 05:55 PM   #2
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I am NOT an electrician, just an old DIYer. IMHO, you apparently have one with a faulty connection or one that has failed in that circuit.
Turn OFF the breakers to the circuits, and check to see if any of the screw connections are burned, corroded or loose.
If all looks o.k., start exchanging the gfci receptacles for new ones. There should not be more than one gfci on a circuit, and it should be the first one, so that all past it in that same circuit would also be gfci protected.
That's just my 2 cents.
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I've taken the panel off of the circuit box and everything is tight and clean.
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Have you checked each GFCI receptacle? Or are these GFCI Breakers?

Check ALL connections on the circuit. (Deenergized, of course)

How old are the GFCIs? More than 10-15 years, you may need to replace them.
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Old 08-26-2007, 06:30 PM   #5
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the home is 5 years old. they are receptacles and they will not reset
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Are you located in SE Michigan ... if so, which mobile home park...
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Are you pushing the trip button first?
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Sorry....too far...
I'm way south of you in Grosse Ile....
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i've tried to test/reset but it wont let me, none of them. none of the circuits are tripped.
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Old 08-27-2007, 05:23 PM   #11
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Have you opened up all the receptacle boxes and looked for a "loose" connection. ... on the recptacle itself, or possibly a "wire-nutted" connection.

Do you have anything like a hair dryer, electric tootbrush, etc....plugged into any GFCI receptacle or on downstream of it.
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I just checked the outlets that have the test/reset on them and they look fine. No loose wires. I've unpluged everything.
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Also.......check the receptacles downstrean of the GFCI...is anything plugged into them..

Next step .... call a contractor...
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nothing plugged into any of the protected outlets
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call electrician Now is a good time before something horrible happens

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