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Author Topic: GFI tripped circuit, reset, but other outlets not working (again)  (Read 1734 times)

shanangibson

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I made the mistake of using the blowdryer in the bathroom (GFI) and tripped the circuit breaker. We reset the circuit breaker, reset the GFI and the power came back on to the outlet in the bathroom. BUT, the GFI outlets in the kitched did not (they are on the same circuit breaker, and now I assume they are on the same GFI line, too). Why would I get power back to the main/bathroom, but not the outlets further down the line? My husband disconnected the GFI and they came back on for a short time but then went out again. Any suggestions (besides the obvious - not to use the bathroom to blowdry my hair in the future  ;) )

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Re: GFI tripped circuit, reset, but other outlets not working (again)
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2011, 04:08:45 PM »
Is there yet another GFCI up stream from them?   Lots of installations use GFCI outlets at all boxes near sinks, showers, or outside locations.   
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shanangibson

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Re: GFI tripped circuit, reset, but other outlets not working (again)
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2011, 05:01:44 PM »
The two outlets in the kitchen that won't turn back on are labeled GFI but don't have any sort of reset switch on them. Only the one in the bathroom has the reset.

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Re: GFI tripped circuit, reset, but other outlets not working (again)
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2011, 06:52:25 PM »
Oh well, back to the drawing board.   :(
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Re: GFI tripped circuit, reset, but other outlets not working (again)
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2011, 09:01:05 PM »
I would replace the GFCI. Sounds like the Load side is not reconnecting when you reset.

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Re: GFI tripped circuit, reset, but other outlets not working (again)
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2011, 08:59:12 AM »
Either the GFCI itself is bad, or the wiring passing thru it to feed the other outlets.
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Re: GFI tripped circuit, reset, but other outlets not working (again)
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2011, 10:23:22 AM »
weewun and Gary are right most likely you have a bad GFI wall socket...
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Re: GFI tripped circuit, reset, but other outlets not working (again)
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2011, 04:22:23 PM »
Thanks everyone! I'm hoping it truly is as simple as just replacing the outlet (that will certainly be the cheapest option!) and will pass on the info to the "RV Maintenance Man" (my poor beleaguered hubby  ;D )