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My ground fault outlet displays the red light but the outlet is dead causing my other 2 ground fault outlets to also be dead what is my problem

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I just bought a 1997 Fleetwood prowler and only have electric to the front half of the recipt plugs nothing in the galley or above the table what can cause this


Several things.
I hope you will be able to locate the fault.
Start with a bad circuit breaker.
Once in a while, a circuit breaker will be good-looking, but be no good.
Test that with a electric meter at the side where the wire attaches under a screw.
If all circuits are HOT at the circuit breaker box, suspect a burnt or broken wire somewhere between the box and the "dead" area.
Know that traditionally, the outlets and lights are not in parallel, they are often in series.
That means, an outlet can have a broken or fried connector tab between one plug and another, which can can use the whole system to be dead.
Look at a duplex outlet that is "loose". ( Hold it in your hand)
See the 2 tabs on the sides that connect the top and bottom outlets. If a tab is missing, one plug will be hot, the other dead. If wires go from the dead bottom one to other outlets or lights, they will all be dead also.
God bless your efforts.

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Sunna 3000TL inverter , red led light flashing ,


Unplug the inverter, and have the outlet tested. After being unplugged for a while, the inverter should reset when it is plugged into a grounded outlet.

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Installing arc fault interrupter with ground fault


Question is vague. Arc fault and ground fault are slightly different.

Are you installing arc fault breaker?
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-GFCI.html#arc-fault
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-circuit-breaker.html

Code says Maximum 12 boxes per circuit breaker.

Arc fault breaker and GFCI outlet in bathroom?
>>> do not connect this way.
Do not install 2 fault protections on same circuit.
Install the arc fault circuit breaker, and then remove bathroom GFCI, and replace with ordinary outlet, or switch-outlet.

How many outlets can be connected to a bathroom GFCI?
It depends on total boxes on circuit.
Count the boxes. Max 12 boxes per circuit breaker.

How many amps can be connected to 15 amp device?
15 x 80% = 12 amps
Electricians use 80% rule to calculate safe maximum
http://waterheatertimer.org/Color-codewire.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/See-inside-main-breaker-box.html

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My panasonic TH42PX60U won't power up. No red light flashing. Completely dead. I tried unpluging and using different power outlets. Still nothing. Any help?


1. Check all cable and input connections are secure & all are tightly connected.
2.Check power cords and also power outlet , if possible try to unplug and reconnect . A replacement of power cable or use another power outlet is another good option.
3. If you are sure that power is reaching your TV(check it out with a test lamp that both neutral & ground or earthing is functioning, i.e. the test lamp glows) then probably the power board needs replacement.

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We are trying to install a Leviton No. T5225 Combination switch and tamper resistant outlet. We are replacing the single light switch with this new one. We have a red, a white, and a black wire. When we...


You are installing a combo device with switch and outlet.
The outlet is tamper resistant so a child cannot stick a key into outlet and get shocked.
For the outlet to work, a 2-prong plug must be inserted.

Wiring the device:
Electricians don't guess, they test.
Device has different colored screws: dark, silver and brass.

Separate wires for testing.
Do not unwind wires that are twisted together.
White wires that are twisted together and located in back of box are included in testing.
Use ordinary 2-lead tester.
Tape tester leads to wood sticks to keep hands away from power.
Turn power ON.

Test each wire to bare ground wire.
Tester lights up on Hot wire. This wire connects to dark screw.

Hot is identified.
Test Hot wire to all other wires, except bare ground wire.
Tester lights up on Neutral wire. Neutral connects to silver screw.
If you do not have a Neutral wire, then outlet will not work for that location.
You can get the outlet to work by connecting bare ground to silver screw, but that is violation of code.

Last wire goes to Load (light, fan, motor).
Load wire connects to brass screw.
In your case, this is red wire.

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What does wiring fault light mean?


The Site Wiring Fault LED will indicate three status:
• Led On: The site wiring fault function is enabled and a site wiring fault is present.
• Led Off: The site wiring fault function is disabled.
• Led Flash: The Site wiring fault function is enabled and there is no site wiring fault.

When the input power is normal the Site wiring fault LED will flash.
• To disable this function, press the Site wiring fault LED button for 10 sec when the UPS is plugged in to wall power and the UPS is off.
• To enable this function, press the Site wiring fault LED button for 10 sec when the UPS is plugged in to wall power and the UPS is off.

Is the wiring fault light indicator lit? This means that the outlet that the unit is connected to is either not properly grounded, or has reversed wiring. First, try connecting the unit to another outlet. If the unit does not display the wiring fault light in the new outlet you will need to have an electrician correct the problem with the other faulty outlet.If it still displays the wiring fault more troubleshooting will be necessary to determine the cause

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Had a storm, blew all the breakers got the breakers re-set but now the coffee maker won't even start


Hi, W/D here.
Try something else in the outlet. Most kitchens have ground fault outlet circuits, so you may have a tripped outlet breaker. These type of circuits can come from the panel through a ground fault circuit breaker, or they can go to the first outlet on a run of outlets. If the first outlet is ground fault protected, the others on that same run are protected as well. If another device will work in your coffeemaker outlet, the coffeemaker is probably dead. If another device will not work in the outlet, and your coffeemaker will work in a known, good outlet, you'll need to look at all of the outlets in your kitchen and bathrooms for an outlet with a "test" and a "reset" button on it. If your outlet is on that circuit, you will need to push the reset button to restore power to your coffeemaker's outlet.
Best regards, --W/D--

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Outdoor Outlet Does Not Work


Your outdoor outlet(s) may already be ground faulted: often these outlets are fed from an existing GFCI outlet; check your bathroom(s) or kitchen for a GFCI receptacle. Use the tester he mentioned to see if it is live – be SURE to get a tester with the button on it that checks GFCI's as well – if the tester button kills the GFCI from any outlet on that circuit, you know the GFCI is working. Using the tester in your outdoor outlet verifies the GFCI AND the wiring to your outdoor outlet – something the GFCI's 'test' button can't do. ...Wilzard

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No power in the two bathroom electric outlets.


What do you mean protected, if they where ground fault they have a test button,or the breaker
can be a ground fault, but it is a lot cheaper to buy the outlets. Call someone that knows electric,
because you need to check to see which outlet has power coming from the breaker,because this one
is probably bad, which will not allow any power continue on to the next outlet. Just say you were
going to do this yourself , you need a tester to make sure power is coming to the outlet.

You could buy a ground fault outlet and a regular outlet, but you have to make sure that the ground fault
is wired from the breaker, the power from the breaker, then the wire that Leeds from the ground fault
to the other outlet will also be protected, one ground fault can protect two other outlets that are connected to it in what is called a series. Unless you have a multimeter to test what needs to be tested
you should ask someone that knows electric. If you have any more questions please post back as everyone is more than happy to help. I don't feel comfortable trying to explain to you how to replace
the outlets, it can be dangerous and I would not want you to get hurt just to save a few dollars.

Mar 25, 2009 | Electrical Supplies

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Ground Fault circuit Breaker trips each time a load is applied


The most likely causes in their order of probability are: 1) water somewhere in the circuit causing the hot wire to ground; 2) a legitimate trip caused by a defect in a device plugged into the circuit; and 3) a defective GFCI breaker. In the first case, wait until it has been dry for about a week and see if it trips. In the second case, make sure there is nothing plugged into the circuit and try resetting. In the third case go ahead and put the regular breaker in, then put a GFCI outlet into the first box downstream from the breaker. If installed according to the directions, that outlet should protect all of the outlets downstream.

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