How To Reset a GFCI Outlet

Quick Reference: How To Reset a GFCI Outlet

When an outlet in your home stops working, sometimes all you need to do is reset the GFCI outlet!

What is a GFCI outlet?

A GFCI outlet is an important safety feature in your home that helps to prevent electrical shock. Sometimes, if there’s an overworked electrical circuit, the GFCI outlet trips itself and all other outlets in its circuit. These outlets are typically found in your kitchen, bathroom, and garage.

How to reset the outlet:

It’s easy! All GFCI outlets have a reset button (typically red) in the upper center of the outlet. Find the GFCI outlet near the outlet that tripped. You will be able to tell the problem outlet because the red reset button will have popped out. As a safety precaution, unplug your appliances before pushing the red reset button back in. Once you push the reset button back into place, you can plug your appliances back in!

Outlet still not working?

Try our video on how to work your circuit breaker panel.

If that doesn’t work, give us a call at (470) 205-2224 or submit a maintenance request to your resident portal. We’re here to help!

How To Avoid Outlet Blowouts

  • Reduce the amount of appliances and other items that use electricity at the same time
  • Unplug unused appliances and other items from outlets when not in use or not used regularly
  • Do not use extension cords, power strips or multi-outlet converters unless necessary