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Username Post: Loss of power in garage        (Topic#347082)
Charlie57 
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09-10-17 05:17 PM - Post#2707315    

While using the pressure washer in my garage I sprayed my outlet and blew the circuit. After 24 hours the circuit will still not reset. In the breaker box it has the ground fault breaker and there is a GFCI outlet in the circuit.
What do I need to do to get my power back? The breaker has blown before and I just hit the reset button and it resets. Now when I hit the button nothing is happening it does not click or try to reset.
Thanks,
Charlie

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acardon 
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09-10-17 07:16 PM - Post#2707330    
    In response to Charlie57

Did you dry the outlet out, that got wet?

Don
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Charlie57 
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09-10-17 07:32 PM - Post#2707334    
    In response to acardon

Don,
I used a heat gun for about a minute I was not sure how long to hold it on without doing damage.
Charlie

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grumpyvette 
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09-11-17 07:58 AM - Post#2707373    
    In response to Charlie57

make 100% sure the powers off by flipping the breaker controlling the outlet disassemble the wet outlet, clean dry flush exposed wires with wd40 replace outlet plug assembly,reconnect the wires too new outlet guts, if that won,t cure it, replace GFI outlet also, total time under 15 minutes per outlet even if your not electrically skilled cost under $15 per outlet


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Edited by grumpyvette on 09-11-17 08:28 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
monty56 
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09-11-17 08:01 AM - Post#2707375    
    In response to grumpyvette

The GFCI outlet may have gone bad, I lost one in my garage ceiling that ran my fluorescent lights. It would reset then trip immediately upon trying to turn on a light.

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wings59 
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09-11-17 10:03 PM - Post#2707446    
    In response to Charlie57

If your breaker resets and you have power up to the GFI you can take it out of the system by temporarily puting a good plug in its place, then with power to the complete circuit check for a loose wire or bad connection on the other plugs in the circuit. My bad plugs in the circuit were in rooms not even related to where I was working. Plug tester at HF is about $10.

I am not an electrician, only saying this is how mine was repaired, once about 10 years ago, and 2 in past few years by a qualified electrician. Cost about $75. both times. Well worth it.

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65_Impala 
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09-13-17 06:56 AM - Post#2707550    
    In response to Charlie57

If you have a GFCI breaker you don't need the GFCI outlet.

If you hit the reset on the breaker and nothing happens then the breaker is likely bad.



 
raycow 
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09-13-17 01:23 PM - Post#2707574    
    In response to Charlie57

Disconnect the wires from the GFCI outlet. Then try to reset the breaker. If it resets now, you know where the problem is. If it won't reset, disconnect the wire at the breaker and try again. If it resets now, check out EVERYTHING connected to that circuit. If it still won't reset, you can be pretty sure the breaker is bad.

Ray

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Charlie57 
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09-19-17 07:11 AM - Post#2708111    
    In response to raycow

I'm going to try to repair this tomorrow. The breaker does reset but I have not tested to see if I have power at any of the outlets.
Thanks,
Charlie

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Charlie57 
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09-25-17 07:44 PM - Post#2708859    
    In response to Charlie57

Thanks for everyone's help! After replacing the GFCB outlet everything was good!
Thanks,
Charlie

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