Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters are always each equipped with Test and Reset Buttons
If your home is equipped with GFI’s at various areas….it is important to know that you must occasionally push the Test Button on each receptacle periodically in order to keep the GFI working properly. When you push the Test Button, you should hear a little snap which means that the Test Button is working properly, the Reset Button has popped out slightly and the power to the GFI has now been shut off. To restore power, simply push the Reset Button back in to the GFI and the power is now restored. If however, upon pushing the Test Button, the Reset Button does not pop out or the Reset Button has popped out but you cannot push it back in… then the GFI is no longer working properly !!
It’s now time to replace the GFI with a new GFI.
Periodically testing the GFI will keep it in proper working order so that it will continue to provide you with proper ground fault protection from electrical malfunctions.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters ( GFI’S )