Bathroom Electrical Circuit Troubleshooting
Replacing GFI Outlet Leads to Sparks: I was replacing a GFCI receptacle,I had accidentally pushed the travelers together with a flat head screwdriver, so the wires sparked, and now my whole bathroom and bedroom, has no power whats so ever© By: Dave Rongey
Replacing GFI Outlet Leads to Sparks
[ad#block] I was replacing a GFCI receptacle, and the wires were hanging out with power in the travelers, and I had accidentally pushed the travelers together with a flat head screwdriver, so the wires sparked, and now my whole bathroom and bedroom, has no power whats so ever, what can be my problem?
I was thinking because it became a closed circuit when they both touched each other, the breaker burned.
Background: Manny, a Student from Los Angeles, CA
Thanks for your electrical question Manny.
Replacing GFI Outlet Wiring
- Manny, those were not traveler wires, you just shorted out the circuit.
- Try resetting the circuit breaker when you are done with the wiring.
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