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angiebr

05:36AM | 05/20/08
Member Since: 05/19/08
2 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
I live in a newer home (10 years old) so I was surprised to find the electrical outlet in my bathroom went dead yesterday. I checked the power box on the side of the house and everything looks fine. All other outlets in the house are working fine. Is there an easy fix for this, or could you direct me to an earlier thread that discusses this? Thanks.

LarryG

03:00AM | 05/21/08
Member Since: 07/22/04
525 lifetime posts
are you sure it's not just a gfi that needs to be reset.

angiebr

05:10AM | 05/21/08
Member Since: 05/19/08
2 lifetime posts
Thought of that after I posted. You mean the little red button in the middle for resetting? Nope, doesn't have one of those. Thanks.

househelper

05:52AM | 05/21/08
Member Since: 03/31/05
265 lifetime posts
Look in other bathrooms for a GFCI that has tripped. A house built in the late 90's should have GFCI protection in each bathroom, but the GFCI itself may not be in each bathroom.

grubbk

08:21AM | 06/16/08
Member Since: 06/15/08
1 lifetime posts
I had a dead outlet in my kitchen (that was not a GFI). I check the circuit breaker box and everything seemed OK there. This is the outlet that I use for my freestanding microwave and since I use my microwave alot, I knew that it had been working last night. Your suggestion to check a GFI close by was right on the money! There is a GFI outlet right around the corner in the sunroom. One of my children must have pressed the test button because it was tripped. Once I pressed the red button back in, we were back nuking our food. Just wanted you to know that your information is still helping folks!

jkulsh

02:16PM | 11/10/08
Member Since: 11/09/08
1 lifetime posts
By chance, while searching for 'dead electrical outlet' on web, I found this posting. Advice of housekeepter -"Look in other bathrooms for a GFCI that has tripped." was heaven-sent. In our 7 year old house, it turns out that there is one GFC1 in a bathroom on 2nd floor and it controls outlets of two other bathroom on two floor also. Pushing that GFCI fixed everything. Thanks again. (I was about to waste a lot of time replacing the wall outlet, etc.)

Jay

Jay Kulsh

househelper

04:46AM | 11/12/08
Member Since: 03/31/05
265 lifetime posts
Glad it was that simple

BV000568

02:38PM | 03/10/13
Ok. I done everything reset gfci in all bathrooms and kitchen. I've even pulled out the outlet and tested the hot wire and there is power going ti it. All of the other outlets are working. Any other ideas??
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