Help for Lost Power to a Bathroom GFCI Outlet
How to Repair a Bathroom GFI Outlet: Troubleshooting Bathroom Electrical Circuit Problems and Testing a Bathroom GFCI Outlet.
Bathroom GFI Outlet
Electrical Question: I bought a home that is 30 years old. In one bathroom the light and bath exhaust fan and GFCI outlet switch has no power.
- All the fuse are good and working.
- The home has light but only in the bathroom and the bathroom side outlet.
- My security alarm system connects to the bathroom side outlet and they do not work.
- I try to unplug it and and then reset it again but no luck, and also I change the GFCI outlet also but no luck.
Please help me!
This electrical wiring question came from: Alishahzad, a Homeowner from Lodi, California.
Additional Comments: Nice website, and helps me get the job done fast!
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Alishahzad.
How to Repair a Bathroom GFI Outlet
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 and the extent of the GFCI electrical repairs.
Precaution: Identify the bathroom outlet circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Lost Power to a Bathroom GFCI Outlet
- Wiring and Testing a Bathroom GFCI Outlet
The first thing I would have you check would be to make sure that the Bathroom GFCI Outlet has been Tested and the Reset. This is often overlooked and may in fact be the problem.
- Troubleshooting Bathroom Electrical Circuit
If it is found that the GFCI will not Test or Reset, then the GFCI Outlet may not be wired correctly. If it is found that the GFCI Outlet is wired correctly then the bathroom circuit will need to be tested at several locations to determine the cause of lost power. You have found that the circuit breaker arrears to be functioning normally, however further tests will need to be performed.
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