Electrical Wiring in the Home/no power to outlets


I have two outlets in my laundry room that lost power they are protected by a gfci outlet not sure which one because none are tripped. Checked all breakers none are tripped also checked them with multimeter all are good. Have 5 gfci outlets in kitchen only two trip when i test them, i'm assuming if the gfci outlet doesn't trip it's bad? The outlets them selves still work when something is plugged into them they just don't trip.

Robert Wilber
Licensed Philadelphia Electrician
Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765
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Laundry circuit should be GFI protected, depending on age of building, and not serve any other load, for the forty years I have been doing this.
Either there is another outlet in the laundry which has the GFI device, there is another location with a GFI which is on the circuit, or there is a conductor failure at one of the laundry outlets.
Turn the power off and look for failed connections at the laundry receptacles.
After that, call an electrician. There may be something you aren't seeing, and therefor not conveying, about the situation.

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Robert Wilber


Licensed Philadelphia electrician serving Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia County in Pennsylvania. I install and repair residential, commercial and industrial wiring and lighting. Troubleshooting and repair of problems that stump other people is my favorite. I am willing to help people figure out why things don`t work. I understand motor controls, transformers and machine wiring. I do not teach basics to novices or do free design work.


Experience in the area I have 44 years experience in residential, commercial and industrial electrical construction and repair, 480 volts and below. This is not to be confused with one week repeated two thousand times.

44 years experience in residential, commercial and industrial electrical construction and repair

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