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Can you give me the details of how the black power enters the box and how it is connected ?
Ok, how about the white wire?
And the ground also pigtails?
So, does the entire wiring in the box, look like this?
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Does the wiring match that diagram?
Ok, so what happens when you turn on the circuit breaker?
Does the disposal work?
Can you push the RESET button on the GFCI?
what incorrect wiring light?
a tester of some sort?
that light just lets you know the GFCI is tripped
has nothing to do with wiring
How many other receptacles are there downstream of the GFCI?
if the disposal does not work, then there is a bad connection in that box.
Take the incoming power black wire and put 2 pigtails on it, one to the switch and one to the receptacle
You must be sure it is the incoming power and not the black wire to the disposal
the disposal will work by itself even if the GFCI is tripped, so the wires must be reversed
Be sure you look at the back of the GFCI, it is written LINE and LOAD. Line is power in, load is power out.
Appears have lost you from the site, possibly power out on your end, not sure.
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In case I am not online when you return. Best wiring practice is to pigtail the incoming power and have separate wires to the switch and receptacle, no jumpers between them. Do the same for the white wire also, attach pigtails to the incoming power white and use them separately for the receptacle and disposal and in this case, the dishwasher.
So you would have incoming white with 3 pigtails. One to each
The outgoing white to the next receptacle connects to the GFCI LOAD silver screw.
Ok, good progress, nice work. Must have been a loose connection on the white wires maybe.
Now, is anything plugged into the other receptacle that is downstream of the GFCI? If so, unplug and try to reset
If nothing is plugged into the other receptacle, do this for a check: Remove the black wire on the LOAD terminal, leave the LINE terminal connected. Then try a reset once more.
If it resets, then there may be a loose connection going to the next receptacle. What happens when changing over to a GFCI, the GFCI is very sensitive, and loose connections will trip them out, where standard receptacles don't care
Ok, if you only have power connected to the proper LINE terminals on the white and black, then the GFCI is bad.
ok, yes try it
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