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GFCI Testers for Outlet Wiring

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Test and Repair a GFCI Circuit Problem: GFCI Outlets and Nuisance Tripping, Replacing a Faulty GFCI Outlet,
Making Electrical Wire Corrections, Testing and Wiring GFCI Outlets.

Guide for Testing GFCI Outlets and Wiring

Electrical Question: My daughter plugged in my vacuum cleaner in the bathroom and popped the GFCI plug which both my bathrooms are back to back and now I have no power.

This electrical troubleshooting question came from: Mike, a Handyman from Clovis, CA.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical troubleshooting question Mike.

How to Test and Repair a GFCI Circuit Problem

Application: Testing GFCI Outlet and Circuit Wiring.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools a Voltage Tester or Plug-In Circuit Analyzer.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools, the extent of the electrical repairs, the number of outlets that are affected and access to each location.
Precaution: Identify the GFCI outlet circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.

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