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Articles about GFI Outlet


How to Fix a Tripping GFCI Outlet for a Freezer or Refrigerator

By Dave Rongey

My freezer lost power, do I have a bad GFCI receptacle? Problems with GFCI Outlets for Freezers and How to Fix Them.


How to Install an Outdoor Electrical Outlet

By Dave Rongey

Install Wiring for an Outdoor Outlet: What is the best way to install a 110volt outlet outdoors? The Methods for Installing an Outdoor Outlet.


How to Repair a Tripping GFCI Outlet

By Dave Rongey

GFI and GFCI Questions: The GFCI Does Not Always Trip, Lost Power to Other Plugs and Light, The GFI to my Bathroom Quit Working. How to Fix Common Problems with GFCI Outlets, Guide to Troubleshoot and Repair a GFCI Outlet Problem.


GFCI Receptacle for Hydro Massage Jetted Tub

By Dave Rongey

Does a hydro massage tub require GFCI protection with reset and test buttons? How to Make Sure You Have GFCI Electrical Circuit Protection for a Jacuzzi Tub.


Why Christmas Lights Make the Outlet Trip Off

By Dave Rongey

Why do my Christmas lights keep tripping the outlet outside of my house? Common Problems that Cause Christmas Lights to Turn Off.


Help for Lost Power to a Bathroom GFCI Outlet

By Dave Rongey

How to Repair a Bathroom GFI Outlet: Troubleshooting Bathroom Electrical Circuit Problems and Testing a Bathroom GFCI Outlet.


Replacing an Outlet with a GFI Receptacle

By Dave Rongey

How to Replace an Outlet with a GFI Outlet or GFCI Receptacle: Identifying Wires for GFI Connections.


GFCI Testers for Outlet Wiring

By Dave Rongey

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.


Does Your Washing Machine Require GFCI Protection

By Dave Rongey

Should a GFCI Outlet be Installed in a Laundry Room: Wiring an Electric Outlet Circuit for a Washing Machine, Wiring a Laundry Room, Washing Machine Outlet, Outlets Close to a Sink.


Outlets Stopped After Heavy Rains

By Dave Rongey

When Electrical Outlets Stop Working: Storm related problems with electrical systems may be easy to fix, or may require an electrical repair job.


Should a GFCI Outlet Be Warm?

By Dave Rongey

The features and benefits of GFCI outlets and receptacles


Why Outdoor Outlets Stop Working

By Dave Rongey

Three outdoor outlets quit working. They are on same service panel switch as garage and outdoor light. The circuit breaker had not tripped…


Half Bath GFI Outlet Location

By Dave Rongey

I was wondering if it was OK to have a GFCI wall outlet within 5ft. of a shower stall in a half bath?


Laundry Room GFI Outlet

By Dave Rongey

Why does the GFCI outlet in my laundry room keep popping every time my clothes washer goes into the rinse cycle?