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SHILPA

10:15AM | 09/27/00
Member Since: 09/26/00
3 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
I am having trouble with the outlets in all the 4 bathrooms in my house. There is no power at any of them. I have checked the circuit box to make sure that it hasn't tripped. I am so sure that it is something really simple...but don't know what. Any ideas?

Thank you.

4-K Carpenters

06:29PM | 09/27/00
Member Since: 05/15/00
21 lifetime posts
Try resetting your GFCI outlet, if you do not have one or this doesn't work, you'll need to trace your wires to find the problem.

SHILPA

10:43PM | 09/27/00
Member Since: 09/26/00
3 lifetime posts
Thanks 4-K!! But...how do I reset the GFCI?

rpxlpx

09:31AM | 09/28/00
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
A GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Isolation)is an outlet that has a small red reset button on it. You would normally find it in one of the bathrooms or in the garage - somewhere that water is nearby, or outdoor equipment is used.
A friend had a similar problem, caused by a corroded connector on an outside outlet. If you can't find any problem inside the house, look outside at any outlets and lights.

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited September 28, 2000).]

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited September 28, 2000).]

ElectrcBil

11:59AM | 09/28/00
Member Since: 07/21/00
76 lifetime posts
Shilpa, check your breaker box for a gfi breaker, some houses use breakers for ground fault interruption. I know you already did check the panel but sometimes the breaker switch levers don't throw on the gfi breakers. If you have a gfi breaker it will have a reset button on it.

[This message has been edited by ElectrcBil (edited September 30, 2000).]

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