Electrical plug outside dead.?

Outside plug in gone dead.  Breakers reset and GFI RESET   Several times.  Still dead.   This on a 2003 mobile home.   Thanks,    Ned

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    I find GFI outside is as useless as a 3rd Teat.  Take it out and put in a regular outlet.  The GFI senses the spark on the switch to your lawnmower, circular saw, and will not hold up to the power demands of a block heater on the car.   The GFI kicks off when a coffee maker machine reheats the coffee.  That is how useless it is.  Just TOO SENSITIVE.

    Now reset the  breaker in the breaker box by switching it FULLY OFF AND THEN SWITCH IT ON.  It has been reset. If it clicks off after about a minute, so you are still standing there and you hear a "click" then there is a problem in the wiring.    If the breaker is quiet, then it is good.   If , when you plug in something it dies, then look at the item you are plugging in. Maybe that cord is not perfect?  Have a few different electrical devices there and try out a few.  If there is power for most but it dies when you plug in the odd device or the extension cord then the problem is in the cord or the device.  You know most stuff works just some don't work and you are blowing the breaker.

    You got to do this step by step to find the problem.

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  • 2 months ago

    first, remove the outlet and test it using multimeter. if that is good, then about all you can do is trace the circuit and look for the problem. Other approach would be to find where the last known good location is and run new wiring from there to the outlet using proper safe cable for the route.

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  • elhigh
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Turn off the breaker, take power off outlet, replace the outlet. Reset the breaker.

    Thanks, elhigh

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  • Droopy
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    GFI outlet probably bad they tend to go bad especially the age yours is at. If you have a multi meter check that there's power to the wires that are connected to the wire if so get a new GFI outlet.

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