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Old 02-07-2011, 05:28 PM   #1
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I was trying to replace a GFCI in my bathroom after I heard buzzing. I removed the GFCI and found a lose connection with a lil melted plastic wire.

The new GFCI is a simple strip a straight wire push in the hole type. However it doesn't work because the old wire had a separate slot for a 240v wire.

What kind of GFCI do I need?

I have 2 black wires
1 white
1 white 120v
1 white 240 v


How is this setup suppose to work?

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Old 02-07-2011, 09:54 PM   #2
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Sounds really, really squirelly to me. I'm baffled. You should not have 240v anywhere near your bathroom GFCI receptacle.

Can you post a picture or two of the old one, as well as the wires you've got?

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Are you are in the US? How do you know you have a (white) wire with 240 volts on it? That would be almost impossible in an average American home. How did you get these voltage readings. Do you have a meter to check with? I think you should call someone who knows about this, before you hurt yourself or someone else.
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