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Old 06-19-2010, 02:47 PM   #1
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Help! Two outlets died at the same time.


Two outlets died at the exact same time, but others on the same circuit did not.

I had lights plugged into both of the outlets in my garage and when I clicked the button for the garage door, after slightly less than a second, the outlets died, but the garage door continued to work. I've flipped all of the breakers, off and on, although none were tripped. I've tried different devices on each outlet, and neither work. Neither have any buttons on the front indicating that they had built in surge protectors. I've check for loose wires, but there are none.

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Old 06-19-2010, 03:45 PM   #2
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Two outlets died at the exact same time, but others on the same circuit did not.

>The ones that died are downstream of the others.

when I clicked the button for the garage door, after slightly less than a second, the outlets died, but the garage door continued to work.
The outlets are on a GFCI downstream of the garage door power tap.
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It was a coincidence that a wirenut downstream of the door power tap failed at the same time you opened the door.
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Help! Two outlets died at the same time.


The receptacles with the buttons are ground fault protectors, not surge suppression.

I would look for a tripped GFI in the basement, outside or possibly the bathroom. Often times they have gotten hidden by furniture or stuff stored in front of them.
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