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How to Test your GFCI Outlet

How to Test your GFCI Outlet

How to test your GFCI Outlet:

Step 1:

Plug a lamp into the GFCI.

Step 2:

Turn on the lamp.

Step 3:

Push the TEST

button on the GFCI. The

GFCI should trip, stopping

the flow of electricity to the

lamp. Note that the RESET

button will pop-out.

If the lamp doesn’t turn off when the TEST button is pushed,

the GFCI is not working

properly and should be replaced
immediately.

If the lamp does turn off when the TEST button is pushed,

the GFCI is working

properly and should be

tested monthly. To restore

power, press the RESET

button.

If the power is not restored when the RESET button is pushed,

the GFCI is not working

properly and should be replaced
immediately.

What is a GFCI Outlet?

A Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) Outlet

protects you from serious injury due to electrical shock from:

Hazardous leakage levels from appliances and tools

Exposure to moisture while operating electrical equipment

Frayed or damaged electrical wiring

Where are your GFCIs located?

GFCI protection is required per the National

Electrical Code® (NEC) for outlets servicing

bathrooms, kitchen countertops, unfinished basements, garages, utility sinks, and outdoor locations.

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