A ground fault interrupter (GFCI) is an outlet typically located in kitchens and bathrooms - often within fix feet of a water source - that prevents people from being electrocuted by cutting off the current if it gets too high. Make sure your GFCIs are working by testing them once a year - it could save your life!
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Testing a GFCI is easy. All you need is a small electrical device like a nightlight, hair dryer, etc.
Plug the device into the GFCI outlet and make sure it turns on.
Push the “test” button on the GFCI and the device should turn off immediately.
Push the “reset” button on the GFCI to turn the device back on.
If the device doesn’t turn off when you push the “test” button, call an electrician or replace the GFCI yourself immediately.
If you don’t have a GFCI in a wet location, first make sure that the outlet isn’t connected to another GFCI located close by. If you still can’t find a GFCI, call an electrician immediately.