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How to Restore Power to Outdoor Outlets After the Electrical Wiring has Been Cut. Restoring Power to GFCI Protected Outlets
How to Restore Power to Outdoor Outlets
This electrical question came from: Jose, from Oxnard, California.
Thanks for your electrical question Jose.
Restoring Power to GFCI Protected Outlets
- From what has been described I believe that you should be looking for a GFCI Outlet which might be found in the garage or at another outside outlet location.
- When a GFCI protected circuit senses a fault to ground, such as with the occurrence of a cut extension cord, then the GFCI outlet or circuit breaker will trip off.
- The GFCI outlet will have a TEST and RESET button, so simply press the RESET button to restore the power to the affected outlets.
- If the GFCI outlet will not reset then the GFCI outlet may need to be replaced.
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