Wiring a GFCI Receptacle
How to Wire GFCI Outlets and Receptacles with Photos and Wiring Diagrams
How to Wire GFCI Outlets and Receptacles
Electrical Question: I hooked up a GFCI to the electrical panel.
- I connected incoming ground and GFCI pigtail to the ground side of panel.
- I pushed the TEST Button and nothing happens. Does not trip breaker.
- Do I have the two grounds in correct location.
- I put my circuit tester in the outside receptacle and the two right side lights come on, showing correctly wired but will not TEST trip at breaker.
This electrical question came from: Gene, from Southport, North Carolina
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