05:18AM | 07/30/04
Member Since: 07/29/04
8 lifetime posts
Hey People...

I'm having an issue in my bathroom. I have 2 GFI outlets. 1 works, and 1 does not. Also, my bathroom fan will not work either. The ciruit it's on hasn't tripped and everything else on that circuit it working fine. I'm not 100% sure, but it looks like the fan might be running off of the none-working GFI outlet (if that's possible). Is that possible? If the outlet went bad, could this cause the bathroom fan to stop working? I can't reset the outlet. What does that mean? Is there a short or did the outlet just go bad? My wife said it stopped working when she was blow drying her hair.

Thanks for any help...


Tom O

05:20PM | 07/30/04
Member Since: 09/17/02
477 lifetime posts
Almost anything is possible, but maybe we shouldn't go there.

If the GFI won't reset, either it is defective or there is a ground fault. Buy a new outlet & install it. If it does not trip,problem solved. If it does trip, call an electrician, troubleshooting GFI circuits can be a real pain & it would be best to call in a pro.

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