How To Set And Reset Your Outdoor Timer

How To Reset A Tripped GFCI

Locate the GFCI Outlet

  • GFCI Outlets are typically located in bathrooms, kitchens, garages, and outdoors (patio or entry).
  • More ofthen than not the GFCI that has been tripped is located in the garage.
  • Look really hard for this GFCI outlet. They tend to blend in with the walls in the garage. Look behind everything, down low, and up high.

Reset the Tripped GFCI Outlet

  1. Some GFCI outlets have a light that illuminates that’s used to tell you its status.
  2. Green means everything is working.
  3. Red or Yellow means that outlet is not receiving power.
  4. If you don’t have a light on your GFCI just press the reset button on each outlet until you find the one that’s been tripped. There will being an audible click when you press in the reset button on the correct outlet.
  5. All GFCI outlets have 2 buttons; Test and Reset.
  6. Once you have located the tripped GFCI outlet you should press the reset button.
  7. Once the GFCI is reset go ahead and verify that there is power in the outlet your Christmas lighting plugs into. A lamp or a phone charger works great.
  8. When you’re done make sure to reset the time on your outdoor timer to the correct time. Line up the time on the timer to the BIG Arrow on the outdoor timer with the current time. For example if it’s 8pm you will spin the timer dial until the 8 is lined up with the arrow.
  9. Note: The dial is split between night and day. White is daytime and Black is Nighttime. Click here if you’re still having trouble resetting your timer.