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Why are wires connected only to the line side of one GFCI outlet?

Only the first outlet in a series needs to have the GFCI protection, as long as you connect the wires from the breaker to the LINE side of that first outlet. Then you can connect the rest of outlets ...
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Why are wires connected only to the line side of one GFCI outlet?

It depends what else is on the circuit. For example, if everything after the 2nd outlet there is ceiling lights, then there would be no advantage to putting them on the load side. It would just ...
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Why are wires connected only to the line side of one GFCI outlet?

In general, cables run from one outlet to the next to provide power to several outlets. If a GFCI outlet is in the chain, it can provide GFCI protection to the next (and all subsequent) outlets by ...
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Why are wires connected only to the line side of one GFCI outlet?

The reason for the label is that your GFCI won't work if you get it wrong. LINE This is the power incoming from the circuit breaker. This side must be hooked up correctly, regardless of the setup. ...
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GFC indicator light is white but no power and won't reset

One must distinguish a GFCI which is defective, from a GFCI which is doing its job exactly as it's designed to. "Won't reset" is the expected response when a ground-faulting appliance is ...
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Are there refrigerators on the market that will happily live on a GFCI circuit? NEC 2023 code issue

I am pretty sure that most refrigerators do NOT normally trip GFCI (ground fault) or AFCI (arc fault) protective devices (combined with receptacle or breaker). There are, however, a couple of concerns ...
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Are there refrigerators on the market that will happily live on a GFCI circuit? NEC 2023 code issue

The source of the problem The problem with refrigerators is they are a motor load. Motors are inductors. If you know basic electronics, an inductor is the converse of a capacitor: a capacitor ...
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Why does a GFCI test button work during a power outage?

Some GFCI test buttons have a mechanical "off switch" functionality. This is why GFCIs should be tested and inspected using an outlet tester rather than just relying on the built-in test ...
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Troubleshooting GFCI Outlet Tripping

I came across this question when troubleshooting my own intermittent GFCI tripping issue with similar symptoms, and ended up having a novel solution; hopefully this answer saves someone else some ...
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3 way light switches with gfci

Yes, that will work just fine. You can't put a GFCI in the ceiling. But receptacles in a garage need GFCI protection, so any place before the switch: GFCI/breaker GFCI/deadfront GFCI/receptacle is ...
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