I am installing a GFCI outlet and I am having some issues. I have identified the hot and neutral wires. They test positive with the voltmeter when I turn on the switch. I connect the receptacle to the wires, turn on the switch and power is not getting to the outlets. I test the screws which hold the wires in place on the receptacle and it gets power, but the outlets aren't getting any juice. I tried pressing the reset button and test button a bunch, nothing. The LED on the receptacle doesn't light up either.
If I read your original question correct you said that "the outlets are not getting any juice" but you confuse me with your later statement about the LOAD side still having the tape on, this would suggest that there is no connection to other receptacles on the load side. Can you clarify that please?
If I may suggest that you make sure your wires are stripped the proper length and fixed to the line side of the GFCI receptacle using the side screws and not the push-in holes, I have experienced poor results with the latter method making a good contact just plugging them in. also it is a good idea to make sure the breaker for the circuit is off when making the connections.
If the problem persists you may want to get an professional on the scene, at $25 a pop for the outlets you could save yourself a head ache and get it done in one go.
I had a similar problem with my gfi that I installed. The old regular receptacle was piggybacked on a gfi that was in another bathroom which was tripped so I was showing no power to the one I was trying to install. I hope this tidbit of info helps someone.
New GFCIs are a pain. Pushing the reset button does NOT reset them, unless there is a specific load plugged in. For example, the won't reset if an electronic device such as a battery charger is plugged in. You need to plug in a incandescent light bulb, for example, to be able to have the reset button work. So the recommended monthly process of pushing the TEST then RESET buttons won't work anymore.