How do I know my Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI outlet) is working?

Answer: There is a test button on every GFCI outlet.  The outlets should be tested from time at time – at least yearly.  Press the “test” button to trip the outlet.  Press the “reset” button to fix it.  If nothing happens when you press the test button or if the outlet will not reset, that could indicate a dangerous situation.  The outlet needs to be inspected by an electrician to ensure it is safely operating and there is no underlying electrical issue.

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