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I bought a new GE 20 amp GFCI circuit breaker and installed it to a new outdoor curcuit with two separate outlets. everything seems to work fine - polarities ok etc. connnected the white gfci line to the panel neutral, the black load line to the gfci power side, the white load line to the Gfci white side, and the ground from the circuit side to the panel box neutral. Everthing works except the GFCI test button doesn't seem to work --- when depressed it doesn't shut the circuit down. The circuit breaker itself seems to work, but it doesn't seem to have any ground fault protection. Is the GFCI ciruuit breaker defective? Isn't this unusual to have everything work but the GF part of it?

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  • highker11 Nov 15, 2010

    Good Advice - I will buy tester.

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You can buy an inexpensive GFCI tester for as little as $10-$12. A better one with several mv settings will cost you a bit more. This way you can test this circuit and even GFCI receptacles. Then you'll know for sure if your breaker is working.

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