Electrical Wiring in the Home/GFCI circuit


While running, mymicrowave kicked off the power to the GFCI circuit it was plugged into. There are a total of 5 outlets on this circuit. 3 of the outlets are GFCI. They will not test or reset. The breaker are all fine, and I checked the breaker with a meter (thinking it could be weak and not resetting). I changed the GFCI outlet the microwave was plugged into and still no luck, HELP???

If you are saying with the breaker off you are turning off 3 individual GFI receptacles and there are also two standard receptacles, this may be the problem. These can be wired so they are individual GFI receptacles, but typically they are wired and the first one is a GFI and if wired correctly the others are protected by this one GFI. Multiple GFI's on one circuit will create nuisance tripping of any or all of the GFI's. Let me know how the wires are connected to each GFI and I can determine what you have. Thanks J
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J Cook


General electrical wiring, including but not limited to, residential, panelboards, control wiring, low voltage wiring, Heating and A/C control wiring, single and three phase wiring.


I have been doing electrical since high school. I have been licensed by the State of North Carolina for ten years and am currently the Building Maintenance Superintendent for a municipality. I have extensive control wiring experience.

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