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Electrical wiring help GFI outlet
our daughter recently purchased her first place she calls her own. She bought a property that needed some cosmetic work and minor carpenter skills. One task was to replace outlets that did t match. There had to be 5 different color and an equal number of style outlets and switches in every room. Pretty easy job until I go to the last GFI.

I removed it from the outlet box and did not recognize. How it was wired. I have to say, if it sit absolutely easy to replace standard wiring, it is beyond me. I?ve had a couple of people look at it and a Home Depot electrical guy and no other e has been able to figure out how to go from this old GFI outlet to a new one. Can anyone help? Unfortunately this is the only picture I have and the old outlet has since been misplaced.

I don?t know much. It do know a couple of things. This outlet is wired to other things as there is more than one outlet and a light that don?t work now. The he grew. Wire is ground, and there were two wires twisted together on the old outlet (one black, one white). Any suggestions. Could it be a bad GFI outlet? Sorry for the bad pic.





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How do they test? What is a hot lead what is the neutral ?
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Mark I need another pic, need to see where the wires go to in the mess of wire nuts.

It's probably simple enough, power in and power out (without protection) and they just swapped the colors ( white became the hot and black became the neutral), this would be fairly common in the "do it yourself" world and people not understanding.

The next step would be pull off all wires, (I would put a wrap of tape on the two going to the hot side of the outlet). Isolate them and turn power on, should be the black to the gold screw and the white on the silver screw are hot and neutral on the line side (power in) and then you would need to swap the other two.

NOW, if the wires on the outlet are just short jumpers and the other end is in a wire nut, you need a meter and some more work.

If you want my number, shoot me a PM and we can talk on the phone.

PS, I sit for my masters test in a couple months.