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How to Replace a GFI That Does Not Work

I’m replacing a GFI outlet that did not work. Now the replacement also does not work: Wiring instructions and photo that show how GFI Outlets are wired.

Replacing a GFI Outlet
Electrical Wiring Question: I’m replacing a GFI outlet that did not work. Now the replacement also does not work. One of the hot wires is not hot. What can I do?

This home electrical repairs question came from: Charles, from North Augusta, South Carolina.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your Electrical Troubleshooting Question Charles.

How to Wire a GFI Outlet

GFI Outlet Testing and Replacement

Example: Here are wiring instructions and photo that show how GFI Outlets are wired:

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