First, unplug the appliance you were using and any other appliances plugged into the same circuit as the GFCI. To reset a GFCI outlet, look carefully at the two little buttons on the front of the outlet. Press the one that says RESET. Usually, the RESET button is red, while the TEST button is black.
The device should turn off, and the reset button should pop out, allowing you to turn the outlet back on. Press the reset button, and you device should turn on again. To reset the outlet if it trips, simply press the “Reset” button.
How to Reset GFCI Outlets
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do you reset a ground fault outlet?
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How to fix a receptacle outlet with open ground?
Testing the GFCI would trip power to all receptacles in the branch circuit when wired correctly. Restore power to a tripped GFCI by pressing the reset button on the GFCI. Open neutrals can be tricky to find and isolate. This why many home owners cant fix the problem themselves.
What happens when you ground an electrical outlet?
It doesn't protect your electronic equipment from a power surge, though, because surge protectors work by shunting excess current through the ground wire to earth. To replace your two-prong outlet with a GFCI, start by turning off the breaker controlling the outlet circuit and unscrewing the outlet from the electrical box.
Why are my outlet reset buttons not working?
Outlet reset buttons exist as an easy way to let homeowners safely troubleshoot electrical power issues. When these reset buttons fail, it likely means there is no power running to the GFCI or that the GFCI has been wired incorrectly.