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Old 09-20-2007, 06:01 PM   #1
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GFI out let wont reset

Hi..I have a GFI outlet in the garage, its the only outlet in there. It tripped last night and now It wont reset. I left a small car battery charger plugged into it all night by accident. I even bought a new plug and it does the same thing. I have a GFI plug in the kitchen and its OK. The main control panel is in the garage. Any Ideas would be appreciated. John


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Old 09-20-2007, 06:17 PM   #2
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GFI out let wont reset

Disconnect the load connections and try to reset it. If it resets then you have a problem somewhere on the receptacles connected to the load side. Could be water in one of the outside receptacles. Could be bugs inside one of those receptacles.


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Old 09-21-2007, 02:26 PM   #3
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A GFCI always---and I mean always trips for a reason. There is no such thing as a nuisance trip and if you've replaced it once youv'e eliminated a bad recp.. Be patient and troubleshoot away
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