Electrical Question..... - Pensacola Fishing Forum

Go Back   Pensacola Fishing Forum > General Discussion > Off Topic

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-02-2011, 06:19 PM   #1
Senior Member
Snapper
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Pensacola
Posts: 477
Default Electrical Question.....

After last nights STORM....

The wall outlet in my laundry room will not reset....The breaker in the box is not tripped, but that little reset-test button pops every time I reset it.... Where do I start?
miztergentz is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-02-2011, 06:27 PM   #2
Senior Member
Snapper
 
mt0264's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Pace Fl.
Posts: 438
Default

If you have a volt meter. pull the outlet check that you have power coming in and I assume you will because the breaker is not tripped if so replace the outlet it is shorted inside no fix replace, If you need help with it I will be in pace thursday after lunch I am off shore at work now. email me [email protected] dont mind helping
mt0264 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-02-2011, 06:49 PM   #3
Senior Member
Grouper
 
GENTLE WOLF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Pensacola
Posts: 1,048
Default

Do you know if the breaker is GFCI or Arc-fault?

Edit: Is it the button on the plug that pops out? If MT can't help you for some reason let me know, I'll be available all day tomorrow.

Last edited by GENTLE WOLF; 02-02-2011 at 07:14 PM.
GENTLE WOLF is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-02-2011, 09:48 PM   #4
C-Hawk 245 Pilot House
Blue Marlin
 
Sea-r-cy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 5,038
Default

This gfci outlet may have other outlets in line past it. Unplug everything in the area, then try to reset. You may have a short or bad grounded item plugged in.
Sometimes gfci outlets go bad, just need to be replaced.

Sea-r-cy (Arkansas residential master electrican)
Sea-r-cy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-02-2011, 10:00 PM   #5
Senior Member
Grouper
 
chasin-tail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: All over the US!
Posts: 954
Default

Replace it!
chasin-tail is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-02-2011, 10:34 PM   #6
Senior Member
Grouper
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Pace
Posts: 802
Default

Laundry probably goes to garage and hits the outside receps. Make sure everything is unplugged like someone said before, they try to reset. If it doesn't hold, the GFI recep prob just burnt up. Replace it. If that doesn't do it, something may be touching in one of the receptacles on that circuit.

Note, when you replace the GFI, make sure you remember the line and load side of the GFI. Usually line side on bottom, load side up top.
FizzyLifter is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-02-2011, 10:38 PM   #7
Senior Member
Mingo
 
eodryan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Mary Esther
Posts: 151
Default

NM.. See a bunch of other guys already hit this one.

Last edited by eodryan; 02-02-2011 at 10:41 PM. Reason: Dur.
eodryan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-02-2011, 11:35 PM   #8
Senior Member
White Marlin
 
marmidor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 3,843
Default

+1 Fizzylifter.
marmidor is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-03-2011, 12:26 AM   #9
Senior Member
Sailfish
 
Catchin Hell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Navarre
Posts: 2,456
Default

My bet is you have water in one of your outside recepticles. Once it dries, the problem will mysteriously go away... Happened to me for years every time there was enough wind to blow the rain underneath the overhang before I was able to put my finger on the problem.
Catchin Hell is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-03-2011, 02:30 AM   #10
Senior Member
Mingo
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pensacola Fla.
Posts: 146
Default

Catchin Hell has the answer, most likely.
bare bones 24 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pensacola Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
How Did You Find Us?
Tell us how you heard about Pensacola Fishing Forum.

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.