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Old 10-05-2008, 09:26 AM   #1
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receptacles have no power, im at a loss

trying to give as much detail as possible, i am at a loss of how to fix this problem...................

i have a total of 9 receptacles in my kitchen area which 2 of them are gfi's. when i first moved into this house i replaced the original receptacles to the new white ones. i took wires off the old receptacles and placed them in the same place on the new ones. after wiring everything back up, turning the power on, i now only have 3 receptacles that work. the 2 gfi receptacles and one duplex work perfectly fine but the other standard duplex receptacles in between are not working at all. i have pulled out the receptacles to check all my wiring and there are no loose wires nor are there any broken wires. i need help!!!

can anyone help me here???


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Old 10-05-2008, 09:48 AM   #2
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Remember that CGFI's have power in and power out and the order has to be correct. My guess is that you have wired the CGFI's wrong and there is no power past those.

If you want that many CGFI's on the circuit just put the regular receptacles back in and put in a CGFI breaker for that circuit.


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Old 10-05-2008, 10:13 AM   #3
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thank you marvin gardens...........................that was it. for fun i went ahead and took out the gfi's and replaced them with duplexes just to see if everything went back to working. it sure did. now i need to put in a gfi breaker in the panel. thank you!!!!
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:49 AM   #4
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You don't need GFCI already have the GFCI receptacles, why not use them? 2 GFCI receptacles are about half the price of one breaker. If the circuit is wired correctly, all the receptacles will work fine. Be sure to read the instructions that came with the GFCI' might pick-up some more useful information.

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