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Old 11-30-2010, 07:39 PM   #15
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I forget.. was the plug you used the GFCI or one down the line? If its NOT the same as the GFCI, I would say that that plug is either bad, or you have a loose wire on it.

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Originally Posted by doodlebug52 View Post
Just read it. Unfortunately, it simply confirms I have a short but I can't figure out why or where. This all started when I plugged in an extension cord to the electric heater. Groan.
Before you tear into anymore recepticals, make absolutely sure you hooked up the new GFCI the same way you unhooked the old one. Accidents happen.

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I fixed it!

Not being an electrician, I thought that the load line was the power line, so I put it on upside down. Then thought all night about it, and decided to go back to the instructions where I discovered I had the four wires upside down. Turned them around...and voila. Electricity is back. Potential lesson learned?? No extension cord in GFCI receptacle, as I think that's what screwed this up.
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:33 AM   #18
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Naw.. they just go bad. Constant plugging/unplugging of any receptacle will also cause it to go bad..

Glad you fixed it!

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