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Kitchen / Bathroom outlets doesn't work

A GFCI monitors the amount of current flowing from hot to neutral. If there is any imbalance, it trips the circuit. It is able to sense a mismatch as small as 4 or 5 milliamps, and it can react as quickly as one-thirtieth of a second. There is a "Test and Reset" button on the device that allow the user to test if the protection works properly as well as to turn it back on.

1. Disconnect all loads from the circuit in order to protect them as well as to make sure that the potential cause of the tripping is removed.

2. Press the button that says Reset (often colored red).

3. Push the "Test" button to check if the GFCI outlet is working properly.

4. Solution:

- If the GFCI outlet does not "pop" after pressing the "Test" button you have to replace the GFCI outlet.

- If the GFCI outlet does "pop" after pressing the "Test" button you have an issue with one of your devices plugged in the circuit.

CAUTION!

DO NOT PLUG THE DEVICES BACK WITH THE GFCI RESET! RISK OF SPARKS AND ELECTROCUTION!

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