Electrical Question about a Kitchen GFCI Outlet Circuit
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Question: I have several electrical outlets in my kitchen, all marked GFCI; however, only 2 of them have a trip/reset button.
Electrical Question from about a Kitchen GFCI Outlet Circuit
Received from a Homeowner in Casa Grande, AZ
Question: I have several electrical outlets in my kitchen, all marked GFCI; however, only 2 of them have a trip/reset button. My house was built in 2006. Yesterday, my wife tells me the microwave would not come on and we need a new one. The actual problem is, all three outlets in that corner of the kitchen are dead (I used a lamp to test). None of these have a trip/reset button, and the others in the kitchen that do, are not tripped (working fine). I have checked every GFCI in the house with a trip button and none are tripped. None of my outside breakers are tripped, I even tripped and reset each of them. What gives?
Thanks for your electrical question.
Kitchen counter top outlets are protected by at least one GFCI Outlet being wired using the feed-through method.
Your discovery indicates the possibility of a faulty GFCI Outlet which may need replacing.
Here is a link explaining the GFCI Feed through method
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