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Old 02-28-2007, 12:30 PM   #1
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Kitchen outlet breaker


My coffee maker broke the outlet breaker. I reset it and then plugged the coffee maker into a non outlet breaker which broke the outlet breaker. Now I realize the none breaker outlets in my kitchen do not work. I have reset the main breaker. I sense I blew out the main breaker. Any thoughts?

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Nevermind I found another outlet with a break behind some stuff that needed to be reset.

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Old 02-28-2007, 02:33 PM   #3
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Simma,
I'm not a pro electrician, but modern code requires Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter circuits in kitchens, baths, outside, etc. now.
Installing a GFCI receptacle as the first outlet in a circuit will make the rest of the non-GFCI receptacles beyond it in that same circuit to be GFCI protected, which is apparently what you have. You should test and reset it on a regular basis. Replace the GFCI outlet if it ever begins to fail to trip when tested.
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Old 02-28-2007, 05:50 PM   #4
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Thanks Mike. I realized there was another grounded outlet that broke and wasn't reset. All outlets work now
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