How to Troubleshoot GFCI Breakers?

Answer Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters, also known as GFCI outlets, help prevent electrical fires and shocks in rooms where electrical outlets are placed near sources of water. For homes, these breaker ... Read More »

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How to Troubleshoot GFCI Problems?

A ground fault circuit interrupter, or GFCI, is required in bathrooms, kitchens, crawl spaces, any outdoor applications or any wet environment. These devices monitor the amount of current passing t... Read More »

How to Wire GFCI?

The National Electrical Code now requires Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) receptacles to meet electrical code in kitchens and bathrooms. This device is installed in areas around water to pr... Read More »

Do GFCI outlets ever go bad?

Yes, in time a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) will go bad. If a GFCI trips frequently or it cannot be reset with ease, you need to immediately replace the protected electrical outlet to en... Read More »

What is a gfci receptacle?

GFCI means "ground fault circuit interrupter," and a GFCI receptacle looks similar to the standard plug-in. The difference is that the GFCI receptacle switches off power to a circuit if the current... Read More »