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I'm trying to wire a Leviton GFI. When I stick the wire in the ?socket? and try to tighten it with the adjusting screw, it doesn't tighten.

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It sounds like the threads are stripped. I would return it and get an exchange

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I replaced my gfi outlets with leviton x789k plugs and now none of them work


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leviton X789k? Or MX789?
Make sure your incoming Hot and Neutral connect to the wiring module that twist locks onto back of each device.
One strategy for discovering problem is replace the new leviton with ordinary outlet or put the old GFCI back into place and see if circuit is tripped..
Do this for each GFCI outlet and see if each issue is different or maybe the lot of Leviton products is defective.
Gene

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Why is the GFCI outlet getting power, but still not working?


GFCI's have 4 terminals. 2 marked Load, 2 marked Line. The black and white wires from the power supply MUST be connected to the LINE terminals. The load terminals is where you connect the outgoing circuit (i.e. plug, light etc). Anything connected to the load terminals will be controlled by the GFCI, so when it trips everything on that circuit will go off until you rest it. The other light/switch cannot be connected to the GFI if you want the switch to control it separately.

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How can i i install the sockets in the wall?


Normally there is a box in the wall with the wires contained therein. I would then connect the wires to the appropriate screws and then align the screws on the socket to the box that is in the wall and tighten them. Then I would put on a cover plate and call it finished.

If the box is not in the wall then go to a big box store and get a rework box, the sales people will be glad to help you.

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Replace dimmer switch in a wall for light fixture


ok shut off circuit breaker or fuse first.
then remove knob on dimmer.
next remove cover and screws.
then remove mounting screws.
loosen screws holding wires. if one is loose tighten and retry
dimmer and don't forget to shut power off after trying dimmer.
replace by reverse order. Make sure the wires are tightened
securely.

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I am installing a Leviton 7299 smartlock pro gfci combo switch. I am also installing a new vanity light. I have 2 wires coming in. One from the panel box and the other going to the new vanity light. I have...


run a jumper wire from brass load on gfi to top screw on switch then the black wire from light to the other screw on switch, white wire from vanity light should be connected to silver load screw on gfi WILL NOT WORK IF NOT GROUNDED PROPERLY if your ground is connected to common (white) in your breaker box this could cause issues also. a sure ground is the plumbing in your house. if you have copper lines you can use a saddle connector to ground the gfi, if these options are not available contact an electrician in your area.

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We are replacing an old switch plug combo with a leviton T5625. We have two black wires, two white wires and ground. The old combo just had one black wire connected to the screw on the right side of the...


Leviton T5625 has shutter (tamper resistant) mechanism that blocks access to the contacts unless a two-prong plug is inserted. My understanding is this mechanism prevents child from sticking piece of metal into receptacle and getting shocked. Tamper resistant receptacles are code for new home construction, and receptacle is marked with TR. The light switch part of device works at all times, with or without two-prong plug in receptacle.
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Electricians test, they don't guess.

Let's test your wires using ordinary two-prong tester.
Tape wood sticks to tester leads to keep hands away from power. Stand on dry surface or wood boards. Do not shake or sweat.
Separate wires for testing
Turn power ON.
Test each wire to bare ground wire.
Tester lights up on Hot wire. Hot wire connects to either dark-colored screw, as long as there is a brass connector plate that connects both dark colored screws. If connector plate is missing, add a jumper wire between both dark screws so they are connected together.
Hot wire is identified.
Now test Hot wire to each other wire, except bare ground wire.
Tester lights up on neutral wire. Neutral wire connects to silver screw.
If neutral wire is white wire, AND both white wires were connected together before, then they both connect to silver screw.
The last wire is the Load wire that goes to fan, light, motor. Load wire connects to brass colored screw.
Double check instructions with instructions on new device.
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Where do i find a gfi for my tile saw? it stopped


You usually don't install gfi's at the load (saw) but instead at a socket where the plug is inserted. If you use an extension cord, change the socket end to a metal 'handy' outlet box and install a local type gfi there. Wire the black wire to the brass screw, the white wire to the silver screw, and green wire to the green screw. Make sure that none of the wire strands are left loose to short out on something. They are available in any hardware store or home center. Hope this helps!

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2 yr old softub Hot tub with connected GFI wire was emptied and cleaned out and filled; now the GFI trips when pluged in, and will not turn on!


Either the GFI is bad or it is tripping because there is a short in the system (obviously, right). I would turn off your panel break, disconnect the GFI and using a meter test to see if there is a short in the system. You would check the hot lead coming from the GFI to the tub and see if it is shorting. If you can't find a short, you should try replacing the GFI. If there is a short then you need to search for the short. Hope this helps and good luck!

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I have a black and white wire to hook to. leviton has black, blue and white. green also but thats a ground. what do i do with the blue wire? this is a single switch to a gfci then to outside lighting....


The blue wire is the switched hot wire coming from the leviton.
So:
black hot/source to black leviton -- blue leviton to black for light fixture or black "line" on GFI -- all whites connected together.

Charlie

P.S. If the GFI is only powering a light fixture, it is not needed.

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