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Old 04-16-2010, 11:13 AM   #1
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I think I shorted out my outside electrical socket???


I have an out door fountain plugged into an outside socket. I was cleaning it out and might of gotten some water on the cord. Now the whole socket doesnt work. I've tried resetting the breakers but it still doesn't work. Did I short it out with water?
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:31 AM   #2
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Is this a GFCI outlet (test/reset buttons on it)? If so, it may have tripped and need to be reset. It also could be fed by another GFCI outlet inside (or elsewhere outside). The water could have caused a GFCI earlier in the chain to have tripped.
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Check the front porch and look for a reset button on the receptacle.
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It's not a GFCI outlet. I tested the extention cord and the fountain- both still work fine so I dont think it had to do with water on the cords. Where do you think I could find a reset button? I'll go look around but did not see one on the outside covered socket.
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OMG you're brilliant! I went into my bathroom where there is a plug in on the inside of the house and hit the reset button and now it works!!!! And to think I almost called an electrician!!!
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That was easy! Glad you got it working.
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OMG you're brilliant! I went into my bathroom where there is a plug in on the inside of the house and hit the reset button and now it works!!!! And to think I almost called an electrician!!!
Not brilliant, just made lots of money in the past for the same thing.
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