Outside electrical outlet doesn't work after pressure washing


That may not be necessary. You may have tripped a circuit breaker or a GFCI device.

First see if the breaker to that outlet has been tripped. If the breaker is not already off, turn off the power to that outlet. Confirm there is no power on the case by touching a no-contact tester against it. Carefully remove the cover over the outlet. Again check there is no power to the wires on the outlet. See if there is any water in the housing. If so let it drain, mop up with paper towels, and let air dry. See if there is any sign of scorching or melted wire or insulation. If there is, you need to replace the outlet and maybe even some wiring.

Once you are sure it is dry, before you replace the cover, you can try to reset the outlet. All modern outdoor outlets should be GFCI, with a device in the outlet itself, somewhere back downstream on the circuit, or at the main panel.

Turn the circuit breaker back on, and then find the GFCI device and reset it. This may solve your problem....

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This is an indication of a failed connection. Somewhere. Since you probably do not know how the affected circuit was run, it's going to take some time - but it's not difficult work. But before we roll up our sleeves - first locate and


any Ground Fault Interrupter (GFI) type outlet. If any fail to reset - replace it with another GFI outlet with the same electrical rating. Pay attention to which cables and wires that are connected




terminals wires when removing and replacing! Don't forget to check outlets on the outside of the 5th wheel.

Circuits fail almost always at connections. Wires and cables in walls don't just "break" in the middle. We need to check connections in the bad circuit. First, plug lights in all the outlets. Turn the circuit breaker for the bad circuit from ON to OFF. Note which lights shut off. With the break OFF, check the outlets that WORKED.

We're looking for the point that power entered the outlet box, but...

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cracked outlet on pressure washer

I didn't winterize my craftsman 580.751651 pressure washer last year. Didn't know I had to ,I do now! It cracked the aluminum outlet tube to wher a steady spray of water is comming out at a rate of aprox. 1 pint per minute. I have no pressure at the tip (aprox 20 psi). I'm wondering if I damaged something internally in the pump ie. unloader,etc.I don't want to order the outlet tube if I have damaged the pump and need a new one. How can I determine if the pump is good or not and all the pump components are ok. Will this amount of water leakage cause the unloader to unload? Can I pull the unloader and visually inspect for damage? How can I test to see if the unloader is o.k.?

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