The "protection working" led light is on too though. Who knows. So I opened up the outlet just to see what is going on in there. There was a wire connected to one side of the outlet inside and one wire connected to the other side. That's it. Shouldnt there be a 3rd wire that is for grounding? If so i think that's the problem. No grounding wire. But it's just a guess my apartment complex is like 50yrs old and i think the wiring is just about as old so who knows how it's supposed to be hooked together. The last time the electrician was here he said all the electrical circuits in these apartments run thru metal tubes. I've read online that sometimes these metal tubes will act as the ground. Is that true? Then if so maybe i'm still looking at a reverse polarization issue.