Electrical Question about a Kitchen GFCI Outlet Circuit
I have several electrical outlets in my kitchen, all marked GFCI; however, only 2 of them have a trip/reset button.
Kitchen GFCI Outlet Circuit
Question: I have several electrical outlets in my kitchen, all marked GFCI; however, only 2 of them have a trip/reset button.
- My house was built in 2006. Yesterday, my wife tells me the microwave would not come on and we need a new one.
- The actual problem is, all three outlets in that corner of the kitchen are dead (I used a lamp to test).
- None of these have a trip/reset button, and the others in the kitchen that do, are not tripped (working fine).
- I have checked every GFCI in the house with a trip button and none are tripped. None of my outside breakers are tripped, I even tripped and reset each of them.
This electrical question was received from a Homeowner in Arizona.
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Kitchen GFCI Outlet
- Kitchen counter top outlets are protected by at least one GFCI Outlet being wired using the feed-through method.
- Your discovery indicates the possibility of a faulty GFCI Outlet which may need replacing.
Here are the resources explaining the GFCI Feed through method
Be Careful and Be Safe – Never Work on Energized Circuits!
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