Asked on May 28, 2020

Any ideas why my bathroom gfci outlet does not get power?

BetsyBecky at Flipping the FlipJeremy Hoffpauir
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Answered

No blown breakers. The gfci in other bathroom is fine. Modular home. Outside out has been disconnected until I fix this.


10 answers
  • Annie
    on May 28, 2020

    Hi Mike, are you sure there is power going to the GFCI outlet?

  • William
    on May 28, 2020

    The GFCI is made to blow before a breaker does. It cuts power immediately to itself so no one gets electrocuted. There should be a reset button on the GFCI that pops out when it blows. Push the reset button in and see if you have power. Of course you need the outside power connected to do this. If the reset button does not stay pushed in then the GFCI is bad and needs to be replaced.

    • Mike Huffman
      on May 28, 2020

      Yes, I have replaced the gfci outlet. But no power is coming to the outlet and there are no blown breakers.

  • Flipturn
    on May 28, 2020

    William is correct.

  • Steve
    on May 28, 2020

    If you replaced the gfci make sure you put the feed on the line side.The outlet will be marked line and load.

  • William
    on May 28, 2020

    Ok. Next step is to check the breaker for the bathroom if it is marked on the breaker box. If not you need to go through every breaker. Turn each breaker off then on one at a time. Sometimes a breaker will blow but it will look like it isn't. The breaker switch may have a slight play in it but still look like it's on. If the breaker in question it doesn't engage then the breaker has failed and needs to be replaced. Another thing to look for is if any other outlets are not working in the immediate area. They more likely are connected in line with the GCFI and protected by it. A bad outlet or loose wire could be the problem.

  • Simple Nature Decor
    on May 28, 2020

    Check that your breakers are on for that bathroom

  • Annie
    on May 31, 2020

    This type of issue is best left to a certified electrician. With that being said, there is likely a loose or broken wire in another junction box and this can be a hazard. I would strongly suggest getting a professional to take a look.

  • Jeremy Hoffpauir
    on May 31, 2020

    It is either tripped and needs to be reset or the plug is bad. Best to get an electrician to troubleshoot the issue if you aren't familiar with electricity.

  • You should definitely call an electrician for this. You may need to try hitting the reset button but beyond that, call a pro.

  • Betsy
    on Jun 4, 2020

    Have you checked to see if the wires have come loose? Or, you may need a new GFCI outlet. I'm not even going to ask if you pushed in the buttons :) You can get a gadget that shows if there is power to the outlet, it's called an Electric Outlet Tester and costs about $10. Maybe get one of those to see if the line is live. Sometimes one outlet is bad. You just plug it into the outlet. Go to this site and scroll down to the "Questions" section. It will give you a lot of good advice: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Commercial-Electric-Outlet-Tester-with-GFCI-OTG-102R/206029151


    Good luck

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