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My hot tub is plug and play and has a gfci on the plug..I

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My hot tub is plug and play and has a gfci on the plug..I accidentally plugged a refrigerator on the same circuit..he caused the breaker to trip. I reset the breaker however the GFCI plug on the spa will not reset
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Customer: The spa is not getting any.power. I tested the outlet and it is working
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 10 months ago.

Hi, I'm Mike G and I'llbeassisting you. Tryhitting the sides of the plug with a screwdriver handle. The reset may be hung up.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Tried that it didn't work..
Expert:  Mike G. replied 10 months ago.

If the breaker reset and you tested the outlet for 120V, the GFCI must be defective. Replacement is the only alternative.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ok but you think it's just the plug and not anything with the spa itself?
Expert:  Mike G. replied 10 months ago.

The GFCI plug having power should reset. Are you sure the outlet has 120V hot to neutral? You should be testing with a 2 wire voltage tester or plug in a lamp to check.

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