Part of routine home care is periodically testing your ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlets. Unlike other outlets, GFCI outlets have moving parts that could wear out over time. Routine testing will make sure your GFCI outlets perform as intended. Here is what to do:
Find the TEST and RESET buttons. Look at the face of a GFCI outlet. There are two rectangular buttons in the center. One is labeled TEST and the other is labeled RESET.
Press the TEST button. You will hear a snap sound that trips the outlet and cuts off the power. You will notice the RESET button pop out.
Press the RESET button back in. This will restore power to the outlet.
If you’re unable to test or reset, you should contact a professional for assistance. If you are within the warrantable period (1 year), contact us.