My GFI outlet will not reset!

So, your GFI outlet is not resetting. In an effort to save you a service call I would like to ask you to do the following procedures I outline below. If you are still unable to restore power, please call and we can schedule a service call.

As a first step, I would suggest that you check the main panel for tripped breakers. I’m sure you have done this but I would offer a suggestion. Instead of flipping all the breakers on and off, just use one finger to push each breaker to the “ON position. Each breaker should feel solid. If one is spongy, try flipping that breaker off and back on. Be sure to force it to the OFF position and the force it to the ON position. If they are all OK then the problem will most likely be a tripped GFI.

You will be on a hunt for any GFI outlets. The kitchen is GFI protected but the GFI might be anywhere inside or outside the house. Look in the garage first for any outlet that has buttons. There is almost always a GFI in the garage! Push the TEST button and you should hear a click or snap. If not, this GFI has been tripped. Then push the RESET button and you will hear a click or snap. If not then continue checking for other GFI outlets.

Look everywhere. Every room. Outside. Backyard. BBQ area. The side of the house. Bathrooms. Kitchen.

Do the TEST/RESET procedure on each and every GFI you find. 9 out of 10 times this is the fix.
BTW, if you find and fix the issue and it happens again, you are overloading the circuit or something is shorted out. Try eliminating items on the tripped circuit till it stays on.

Hope this helps. If it did not resolve the issue, please email, text or call me 949-378-8334 to schedule a service call.