There is another safety device that is located in your home which is a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI). The GFCI controls ALL receptacles that are located in any of the following locations:
- Outside receptacles
- Basement, crawlspace, or unfinished area
- Receptacles near any sink such as a kitchen or a utility room.
The GFCI is a receptacle that has two buttons located on the front of it. See picture #2. One button is a TEST button and the other is a RESET button.
If you have a receptacle that is not working and it is located in one of the rooms or areas listed above, you need to locate the GFCI receptacle that controls those receptacles and press the RESET button. The GFCI receptacles are typically located in the master bathroom, the kitchen, and the unfinished area of your basement. However, they may be located at any of the locations that were mentioned above.