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Old 04-22-2011, 07:04 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by dmxtothemax View Post
The fact that the light on the gfci is off says that power
is NOT getting thru the unit.
If the other outlets in the room go thru this unit
that explains why they are not getting power.
The gfci could well be faulty
Have you tried bypassing the unit completely ?
this will tell you for sure if its faulty.
If it is replace it.
But dont leave it connected without the cfci.
I tried that. I removed the gfci and connected the black wires together and white wires together and still nothing turned on. I also bought two new gfci outlets and tried both and none worked.


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Old 04-22-2011, 07:15 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by rtraveler View Post
I used a voltameter, the light is green by default but turns red when it senses voltage. I see what you're saying with a false signal. I also used the voltage tester with the black and red prongs and it did not turn on.

There are NO working outlets on this circuit breaker so I'm scratching my head.
A volt meter has either a dial or a digital read out that will tell you the measured voltage. When you connect your voltmeter to the circuit breaker terminal and the neutral bus in the panel, what voltage do you read? You should have 120 +/- volts. If that is good, the next measurement is taken at the terminal screws on the GFCI.
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:44 PM   #18
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Most non contact volt testers can give false readings,
Any tester with a high impedance input can give false readings.
This includes digital volt meters.
You need to test it with a low impedance tester,
such as a anologue volt meter,
Or a test lamp.
Please test it again with test lamp.

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