I'm trying to replace a GFCI outlet in my bathroom. (the old one trips almost every time you plug something in) When I connect the line wires from the panel to the line poles and the load wires to the load poles, I get no power light (the little LED light) on the outlet and it won't reset. However, if I connect the line wires to the load poles, the power light comes on, but it still won't reset. To add to my confusion, if I put the old GFCI back in place, everything works fine. What am I doing wrong? I think I've done everything but purposely cross-wiring...

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    Read the documentation that came with the device. Some GFCI's have a light that's on when they have power, other only have a light when they trip. – Tester101 Jan 18 '15 at 0:28
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    Also, try wiring it in without connecting the LOAD side at all. There might be a fault downstream. And that may be why it trips when you plug something in. – longneck Jan 18 '15 at 2:44

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