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Can you bypass a GFCI outlet?

There are connections at the back of a GFCI that allow you to pass energy through the low current without it being protected by the GFCI, or providing protection by the GFCI down. In both cases, the GFCI output is protected by the GFCI. It would disable the circuit breaker, then it will open the first exit of the circuit.

Should You Bypass a GFCI Outlet?

It’s not recommended to bypass a GFCI unless absolutely necessary, because doing so would disable the circuit breaker.

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