Electrical Wiring in the Home/GFI.



The GFI in a bathroom was tripped and would not reset.  I checked the electrical box and reset the breaker that had tripped connected to that GFI.  I then  tried to reset the GFI again, saw a blue spark, and it tripped again.  Same thing happened when I went through the process a 2nd time.

Any ideas?  Thank you!

A GFI can be very sensitive and can fail at any time. Try replacing the receptacle and make sure all connections are tight. If the breaker does not stay set after replacing, you may need to pull out each device on this circuit to locate a loose connection or other problem device. 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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