I am replacing an old receptacle with a new GFI unit. There are a total of three outlets and a light fixture on this circuit. Everything was working beforehand, but I am putting a small refridgerator in the garage and since this outlet is pretty old, I thought I would replace it; with a GFI outlet.
When I connect the line wires to the outlet it has power. I reset the outlet from the package and it works fine. I pressed the test button and it shuts off the power. I then pressed the reset and it restored power. Everything ok.
I then connected the load wires to the outlet to feed the rest of the circuit. Everything gets power. Ok
To test again, I pressed the test button and power was cut off. Ok.
Now I pressed the reset button to restore the circuit but the reset button will not reset. If I disconnect the load wires, the outlet works fine.
I pulled the other two outlets and they seemn to be wired correctly. All was working before I pulled this receptacle. The new GFI seems to be functioning correctly.
What else could be causing this GFI to refuse to reset when connected inline with the other outlets?