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Electrical Tip of the Week

In Electrical, News by Virginia Technical Academy

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Spring is a good time to make sure all your outdoor GFCIs are working properly. Hit the test button on the GFCI outlet or circuit breaker; it should immediately cut power to whatever it’s connected to. If the GFCI doesn’t trip (or doesn’t restore power when you press the Reset button), you may need to replace it. If you’re swapping out a GFCI outlet, pay attention to how it’s wired – the “LINE” and “LOAD” terminals on the back need to be attached to the same hot and neutral wires as the old unit!

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