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#3987 - 09/04/01 05:28 PM need GFCI help  
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I am a fairly experienced do-it-yourselfer who can't tackle a recent electrical problem in my 7 yr. old house. 2 GFCI outlets (one in each bathroom) have tripped and will not work. I don't know when they tripped and why (I just came home one day and both didn't work). I checked their wiring and replaced both outlets but the problem is still there.

I went into the attic where the wires are and noticed an attic exhaust fan 'patched' into the circuit between the two outlets. It's attached through a plastic junction box. I checked all that wiring as well and everything seems OK. To isole the problem, I removed the fan from the circuit and reconnecetd the wires in the junction box... and both GFCI outlets still don't work.

I need help! (also, should I permanently remove the fan from that circuit and run a new one to the circuit breaker panel?)

Thank you.


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#3988 - 09/04/01 06:57 PM Re: need GFCI help  
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Art,
you must find a good tester and detremine were the power is, and is not. As well as the presence of a viable nuetral.

If the fan was off the GFI load side, then it probably needs to remain there due to location, listing of said fan.

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#3989 - 09/04/01 09:57 PM Re: need GFCI help  
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Art,

It sounds like you should call an Electrician. There may be something simple that you are overlooking. An experienced electrician may pick it up right away.

One thing I would try is to check every GFI in the House (Reset buttons) if that is not the problem do yourself a favor and call a Licensed Electrician.

Bill



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