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GFCI location

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by dogluvrinva, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. dogluvrinva

    dogluvrinva New Member

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    We recently moved into a Van Metre Fitzgerald and our outside outlets and light post have stopped working. We assume that a GFCI somewhere in the house is tripped. We have found GFCIs in the master bath, kitchen and garage that are not tripped. We have searched everywhere, but can't find any more GFCIs. Anyone have any idea where the electricians may have hid another one that control the exterior outlets ?

    Thanks!
     
  2. JJB

    JJB Member

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    Look again in the area around your circuit breakers. There should be one in close proximity to the panel.
     
  3. dogluvrinva

    dogluvrinva New Member

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    Thanks for the response. I did some more searching...there is a GFCI outside close to the panel, but it is working. Couldn't find any inside near the panel, in fact, there do not seem to be any in the basement. All of the GFCI's we have found are working fine. There are 2 outlets not working (one on our front porch and one in the garage) along with our light post. I guess it is possible that there is a problem with the wiring, but it seems to be a GFCI, since those outlets were working and now they are not. Would love any more suggestions from any Fitzgerald owners out there. Otherwise will need to call in the electrician to re-wire them.
     
  4. poolabab

    poolabab Resident

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    I am in townhouse in SW, and we have it hidden away in a corner of the utility room. May be a good place to check out in your case too.
     
  5. woopity

    woopity cdubs ya know!

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    Not sure if you ever got this taken care of. I just had an issue a few weeks ago where my lamp post went out, as well as a GFI outlet we added....but when fooling with the new outlet, took out the rest of the circuit, but it never tripped at the breaker box. After some hunting, and a random post we found on here, we have a closet under our steps in the basement, and there was a GFI outlet buried back there that low-and-behold was the one that had to be reset. Once that was reset---everything was working again. Not sure the logic behind running the GFI into that closet before heading upstairs to the outdoor outlets and garage...but who am I to judge? :)
     

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