I am replacing an older GFCI. There are two cables coming into the box. The
black wires are spliced together and the two white wires are spliced
together and both are pigtailed into the GFCI. I tried to wire the new
GFCI the same way and it will not reset. It is a Leviton with smartlock
and the instructions tell me to wire it with load to cover the downstream
outlets.I do not want the downstream outlets protected. Is there a way to
wire the GFCI to get around this
Say now, did you expect that asking the same question on this newsgroup
twice within a couple of hours would double your chances of having
someone explain to you what you probably did wrong?
1. Only qualifed electricians should work with electricity.
2. Follow the manufactures directions.
3. Verifty you have the pigtailed leads hooked up to the proper
terminals. If you are only looking to protect this receptacle, then
the terminals should be "Line".
4. Ensure you wired correctly. "hot" to brass/gold screw, and
"neutral" to silver screw. Equipment "Grounding" wire to green screw.
5. Make sure the wire connections are tight. I.E. check under wire
nuts, wires secure in terminals, etc.
tom @ www.MedJobSite.com
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