Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) are essential for keeping residents safe from shocks and burns. Not only that, but a professionally installed GFCI will ensure youâ€™re able to reset your power outlets should you experience electrical issues. Sometimes, however, a GFCI may not be able to reset if there is a ground fault occurring at a non-functional outlet. If youâ€™re experiencing issues with your power outlet and arenâ€™t able to reset it, read on to find out how you can regain power to your homeâ€™s outlets.
Symptoms of Outlet Reset Buttons Not Working
There are lots of signs that can indicate the reset button on your power outlet isnâ€™t up to task. When attempting to reset your power outlet, watch out for the following:
- Reset button doesnâ€™t pop out when pushing â€œtestâ€
- Reset button doesnâ€™t stay in when pushed
- Reset button is out yet devices still work when plugged in
- Reset button is in and no devices work when plugged in
- Reset button pops out whenever you turn on an appliance plugged into the outlet
Each of these symptoms can indicate a larger issue with your ground fault interrupter. You may have a defective GFCI, insufficient current, or have a GFCI thatâ€™s wired incorrectly. Consult with a trusted electrician to understand what options may be available.
What to Do When Outlet Reset Buttons Donâ€™t Work
Outlet reset buttons exist as an easy way to let homeowners safely troubleshoot electrical power issues. When these reset buttons fail, it likely means there is no power running to the GFCI or that the GFCI has been wired incorrectly. Itâ€™s important to note that while itâ€™s safe to press the reset button on your outlet, it is not recommended that you attempt to solve the problem yourself if the outlet reset button continues to operate improperly.If an outlet reset button trips each time itâ€™s pressed, there may be a dangerous current leak within the circuit. This is a serious issue that requires professional assistance from a knowledgeable electrician. Randyâ€™s Electric provides extensive GFCI installation, repair, and replacement services to help residents stay safe. Our team of knowledgeable electricians will assess your outlets and work to find the root cause of the problem. If youâ€™ve experienced outlet reset issues, contact our team to schedule an appointment today!
Randyâ€™s Electric Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters
GFCI installation is what the team at Randyâ€™s Electric does best. We have years of experience delivering long-lasting, dependable electrical solutions to residents throughout Minneapolis and the surrounding region. Contact our team today to have your outlet reset button issues resolved in a flash!