Question 1: We had a pool installed. It has been out of service. I am trying to get it back up and running. It was installed after the house was built. There are separate breakers added by the pool installer for the pool equipment. The pool control panel has a GFCI outlet. I need to drain the pool. I have a pump I used a few years back. I plugged an extension cord into the GFCI outlet, and the pump into the extension cord. It's an older extension cord. Initially, there was no power. I reset the breakers, and tested the GFCI outlet. Nada. I have a GFCI tester and a non-contact tester I picked up today. Both show the outlet as dead. I was replacing another GFCI outlet. I picked up a 20a GFCI outlet for the freezer - it was also tripping. They are on separate circuits. But I was finally able to reset the GFCI for freezer and it seems ok. It was a 20A circuit. So, I used the replacement outlet for that, for the pool panel. Not sure if 20A is right, just realized - will check tomorrow. Checked the wiring, non contact, etc, and replacing went well, it's up and running. But, the submersible pump to drain the pool keeps tripping the gfci. Bad pump? Bad extension cord? (Too short to try without, but I can swap cords), or something else?
2nd question: I had the pump plugged into an outdoor outlet that was gfi protected. It tripped that GFCI also. I can't find the outlet to reset it. I've reset the breakers in the box, no luck.
I have 2 outdoor patio outlets. Pump was here. Neither work.
I have 4 I can locate in the garage: the one for the water softener has power. The one for the garage door opener has power. A 3rd was... higher amp? separate circuit when house was built. Has power. The 4th doesn't. I have one by front door. Small fountain/pump was plugged in. Doesn't work.
I can't for the life of my find the GFCI to reset that. Again -- I've reset all the breakers in the house - nada. So it's the GFCI (I presume). I reset the 2 kitchen ones, the 2 bathroom ones (master/guest) -- all were fine and didn't resolve issue.
I checked just inside the house, by door to garage. Not GFCI.
There's enough stuff in garage, perhaps one is lurking, but I tried peeking behind shelving and couldn't find it. The one wall hard to see/with shelving, is the one that, on the other side, is the pump/fountain/front door.
The garage is on the NW corner of the house. The house faces W. The breaker box is on the SxSW side of the house.
So, the front door is closest to the breaker box. The back patio is probably next, where the 2 outlets are. The garage is definitely furthest.
There are 3 attic entry ways. I haven't checked them all. one in garage, one in master bedroom closet, one in laundry room.
Anyway: any thoughts/feedback on either question appreciated.