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Old 10-16-2010, 01:26 PM   #1
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GFCI will not reset.


I have 2 GFCI outlets outdoors that will not reset. The 2 bathroom outlets are on this circuit also and so do not work. They were all working fine until a storm came through with a lot of lightning. The circuit breaker in the panel did not trip. A GFCI outlet tester indicates no hot wire connections but the wires are connected and done so correctly. The system worked fine until the storm. Could a surge from a lightning strike have caused the GFCI outlet internal circuit to go bad?

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Old 10-16-2010, 01:34 PM   #2
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GFCI will not reset.


get a voltmetter and a noncontact voltage tester.check power at breaker.if ok start opening boxes and trouble shoot.might be best to call an electrician...

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Old 10-16-2010, 01:49 PM   #3
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GFCI will not reset.


Gfi receptacles have a M.O.V. built into their electronic circuits which will open on a surge.
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Old 10-16-2010, 10:28 PM   #4
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try replacing the GFCI outlet. i had a two week old GFCI go bad back in June, would not reset. i went through the whole list of trouble shooting, but everything was right. so i replaced the outlet, and everything worked again. no problems with that location since then.
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