Ground Fault Interrupt (GFI) circuits most often provide power to outlets located wherever water can be a threat. For example, they are often found near sinks, tubs, in garages and on the exterior of your home.
A special GFI outlet is designed to shut off electricity to the entire circuit in order to prevent electrical shock. To restore electricity to the circuit, the GFI outlet must be reset. Follow these steps to reset your GFI outlet:
- Unplug cord-connected equipment from the outlets served by the GFI circuit.
- Locate the specific outlet that includes the GFI reset switch.
- Reset the switch (make sure you are pressing the "reset" button, not the "test" button).
- If the switch does not reset, contact your electrician for assistance.