I have a GFCI receptacle that will not reset, and all of the switches -- which are to my garbage disposal, dishwasher, and over-sink light -- will not work. I checked it with a voltage detector after shutting the power off and I still had live wires. How do I get this resolved?
Is this a new outlet where there was not a GFCI before?
Was the unit working before and suddenly stopped working?
There seem to be too many downstream devices on the load side of the GFCI. I would have expected this list of devices to be on at least 3 circuits. That may explain why there still live circuits after shutoff to the GFCI.
In general, GFCIs won't reset when
- They are wired incorrectly (power to load terminals)
- The load side is ground faulted (current leaving the hot side does not fully return on the neutral)
- The GFCI is faulty
To isolate the GFCI from any downstream problems, disconnect the load terminals and see if it will reset.