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I am a DIY, but not sure if my current problem is DIY solvable given my limited electrical knowledge.

I recently purchased a home that has a 40 amp line that runs to a non-working (always displays fault light) GFCI receptacle in a bathroom and then shares the current with two other bathrooms and one other room. Both the line and load lines are attached to the line input on the existing GFCI.

Everything in the all of the respective rooms work except for the GFCI receptacle where the line comes in.

I would think that the non-initial live and neutral lines leading to other receptacles should have been connected to the GFCI's load terminals.

My questions are: (1) is this normal/safe (obviously, I don't think it is); (2) do they make a 40 amp GFCI receptacle so that the initial line cables could be connected to their appropriate live and neutral screws and the load cables connected to they're respective screws; or (3) do I need to have the whole thing rewired by someone who knows what they're doing or is this something I might be able to correct myself.?

TIA,
Art
 

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I am a DIY, but not sure if my current problem is DIY solvable given my limited electrical knowledge.

I recently purchased a home that has a 40 amp line that runs to a non-working (always displays fault light) GFCI receptacle in a bathroom and then shares the current with two other bathrooms and one other room. Both the line and load lines are attached to the line input on the existing GFCI.

Everything in the all of the respective rooms work except for the GFCI receptacle where the line comes in.

I would think that the non-initial live and neutral lines leading to other receptacles should have been connected to the GFCI's load terminals.

My questions are: (1) is this normal/safe (obviously, I don't think it is); (2) do they make a 40 amp GFCI receptacle so that the initial line cables could be connected to their appropriate live and neutral screws and the load cables connected to they're respective screws; or (3) do I need to have the whole thing rewired by someone who knows what they're doing or is this something I might be able to correct myself.?

TIA,
Art
Hello Art I’m from the USA and I’ve never heard of a 40 amp GFCI receptacle but I agree with you if the first receptacle is GFCI and the others still work with the GFCI tripped I would say yes it’s wired wrong. As far as where you live I cannot advise you on what to do. But you are on the right track. Call an electrician and let him straighten it out and good luck
 
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