Some of my outlets don’t work. What is wrong?

A GFCI outlet is an outlet receptacle designed to protect you from electrical shock when moisture is present. GFCI outlets can be wired in series. For example, a GFCI outlet in your first floor bathroom can be installed so that it protects all of the bathroom outlets in your home. If your house was built after 1981, there is a good chance that your kitchen, bathrooms, garage and outdoor outlets are protected by GFCI outlets. You may have a receptacle that has lost power in a kitchen, bathroom, garage, or outdoor area but it’s not a GFCI. It may be “protected” by a GFCI that has tripped off somewhere else. You can check for this by making sure that all the GFCIs in your kitchen, bathroom, garage, and outdoor areas are working properly. Try pressing the “reset” button on the GFCI outlet. If power is not restored there may be a problem in the circuit or something plugged into one of the outlets may be defective causing the GFCI to trip. If you have any additional questions, give Voltek Electric a call at 262-224-3226, or you can reach us through our online contact form.

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