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How can I Check My GFCI Outlet?

Safety is top priority when you’re checking your GFCI outlet: First, unplug all the devices from the outlet so there’s no hazard when you go to restore the circuit’s power.

Routine Checks

Your GFCI outlets are vital tools for home safety, so it’s smart to test your GFCI outlets monthly to ensure they’re working properly.

Steps to Check Your GFCI

Use this process to carefully check your GFCI outlets:

  1. Unplug all devices or appliances connected to your GFCI outlet.

  2. Press the “TEST” button on your GFCI to trip the outlet and break the circuit – this should make the “RESET” button pop out.

If the “RESET” button popped out, your GFCI outlet is working properly. If the “RESET” button didn’t pop out at all, your GFCI is likely defective.

If it turns out your GFCI is not working properly, don’t use that outlet. You’ll need to contact a technician to help you replace your GFCI outlet to safely restore power to the outlet.

GFCI Outlet is Out

In the end, if you’ve tried to reset your GFCI outlet and you’ve tested it and it’s still not working properly, you need a new one. Why not reach out to a HomeX technician for help with the replacement? We’ll start by assessing the issue for free!

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