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Old 7/29/06, 11:32 PM
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Default ground-fault circuit interrupter

can someone tell me if this is normal. I put a circut tester one that beeps
to a gfci outlet outside of my home and it did not beep and show any flow of electricity but i hooked up something to it and it works fine , is this a normal reading. i tested my garage one and it beeped like it should when current is passing. so why did the outside gfci not beep but works fine? thanks
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Old 7/31/06, 2:12 AM
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Maybe the one outside is defective.....I have seen quite a few GFCI's that work like a normal receptacle but dont trip or trip when tested...because they are defective or in the case of older models possibly wired incorrectly.

But I would er on the side of it being defective...heck GFCI's cost about $ 6.00 now days...just replace it....no biggie...

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