What is a GFCI outlet and where is one needed?
The code requires that GFCI plugs be used wherever they are six feet or closer to a hydraulic device or moisture source. This includes several areas of a typical house, such as kitchens.
How do you troubleshoot a GFCI outlet?
Go to the switch and turn off the GFCI plug circuit that has problems. So disconnect the socket from the ground switch and remove the plug from the box. Remove the black and white cables from the GFCI plug.
What is the reset button on an outlet?
The TEST and RESET buttons indicate that the socket provides protection against earth defects. As GFCI (ground failure circuit switch), it is designed to prevent electrical shocks and is an important function of safety in your home.
What does the test button do on a GFCI outlet?
The TEST button is there to help you check and make sure the tool works properly. To make sure that the GFCI tool is ready to be protected in case of failure, just connect something and press TEST. Any connected device or device should not work if the GFCI tool works properly.
What does the light mean on a GFCI outlet?
LIGHT GREEN indicates that the device has exceeded the auto-test and is providing energy. LIGHT GREEN means that the device needs attention. If, during a auto-test, the GFCI detects a potential problem, an indicator is a solid red light or a thrilling light. In this case, just press the TEST and RESET buttons to restore the GFCI.