How to Reset a GFCI Outlet

Having trouble with one of your outlets?  You might have a tripped GFCI.  We’ll show you how to reset it.

How to Reset a Tripped Outlet

  1. Make sure any appliances are unplugged from outlet.
  2. Hit the top button that says  “RESET”.
  3. Plug the appliance back in to ensure it is operational again.

Note: Many times kitchens, garages and outdoor receptacles have several outlets controlled by one GFCI outlet. Make sure to unplug all cords from the outlets in that area. Locate the impacted outlet for that location and push the “RESET” button. If this does not resolve the issue, please troubleshoot your breaker as well. If you continue to have tripped outlets after resetting it, an electrician should come to look at your system. You can contact us at 352-748-5818.

Lenhart Electric was started in 1948.  We are based in Wildwood, Florida – centrally located for quick dispatch throughout The Villages®, Ocala, Leesburg and, well, pretty much anywhere across Central Florida.  As state certified electrical contractors we can take care of any commercial, residential, new construction and industrial wiring need.

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