I have an outlet by the kitchen sink with a GFI sticker on the
Apperently, turning on our food processor last week caused it to trip.
The problem is that it is seems to be a standard type of outlet, with
no visible reset button. The one by the vanity in a nearby bathroom is
the same, tho it still works. I can't find any reset device in the
basement or at the breaker box. I tried throwing and reseting the
kitchen outlet breaker at the main box, but it did nothing. Any input
would be appreciated. Larry
Sorry, that I don't have a better solution, since I'm not in your
Check around, look inside the appliance garage(I have a gfci in there
that feeds other recpts). Might want to check in the cabinets, if you
have under counter appliances.
Just a little tip, if your house is up to code, the outlet you are
talking about should only be associated with outlets in the food
areas. So, you shouldn't have far to go. Remember to check the
dinning room, and food pantry too.
Side note: My bathroom(on secon floor) receptacle tripped, after a
while I found it in the basement. The single required gfci recpt in
the basement also fed the master bath receptacle. Go figure...
tom @ www.BookmarkAdmin.com
Yes there is likely a GFCI outlet upstream of the one that doesn't work that
GFCI outlets can be installed so as to protect anything plugged into
themselves and/or other outlets on that circuit run that are 'downstream' of
GFCI are often not recommended for items (possibly fridges) that may have a
momentary and unbalanced load when the compressor cuts in!
Keep looking, especially in that nearby vanity/bathroom. There is
probably a GFI someplace (nearby?) that feeds your kitchen outlet.
Perhaps you even have one somewhere else in the kitchen? --Phil
Phil Munro Dept of Electrical & Computer Engin
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