Ground Fault Outlets (GFCI):
Ground fault outlets are located in wet or damp locations. This will include kitchens, bathrooms, unfinished basements, garages, and outside outlets. Test your GFCI outlets once a month by tripping the test button and then resetting it.
Troubleshooting Your GFCI Outlets:
- Locate the outlet with a TEST/ RESET button. Reset your GFCI; if outlet continues to trip make sure all items are unplugged from other outlet’s on circuit. If you can not test or reset GFCI check the breaker panel for a tripped breaker. ( Breaker could be in ” mid trip” and needs to be completely shut off and back on)
- Our new home GFCI location’s.
- • 2 in kitchen (counter top outlet’s)
- • 1 in bathroom (bathroom outlets are on 1 circuit), check all bathrooms
- • 1 in garage or unfinished basement, this circuit will include unfinished basement areas, garage, and outside outlets.
- • Isolated circuits in wet/damp locations : sump pump, washer, freezer, ETC.
Still Having Problems?
Call Dillard Electric @ 937-836-5381. If you experience heavy rain or have been watering your lawn and your outside GFCI outlet is tripping, there is a good chance water has penetrated your outside outlets. After checking the condition of the outlet a bead of caulk should be put around outlet cover.