Test your GFCI outlets to make sure your GFCIs are in tip top operating condition.
GFCI outlets are required by the National Electrical Code® in wet and damp locations such as bathrooms, kitchens, basements, laundry rooms and any location an outlet is near a water source.
GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) outlets can be identified by the TEST and REST buttons located in the center of the outlet. To make sure your GFCIs are in tip top operating condition it is recommended that you test them monthly.
Plug a lamp into the GFCI outlet and turn it ON.
Push the TEST button on the GFCI
The GFCI will trip and power to the lamp will be cut OFF
Your GFCI is working properly only if you can push the RESET button on the GFCI to restore power to the lamp or radio.
GFCI receptacles that fail this test should be replaced immediately by a licensed electrician.
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