In addition to the circuit breakers in the breaker box, your Lennar home has ground fault circuit interrupters, also known as GFCI or GFI outlets. These outlets are intended to provide extra safety in your home by working to prevent accidental electrocutions, burns, and electric shock injuries. For more information on exactly how GFCIs work, please click here to read an excellent article published by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Your Lennar home is built in accordance with the National Electrical Code, which requires GFCI outlets in the kitchen, bathrooms, garage, and most outdoor receptacles. Keep in mind that one GFCI may control several outlets in one area of your home, so you may not see these GFCI outlets at every location.
Plugging refrigerators or freezers into a GFCI is not recommended, as a tripped GFCI will shut off power to the appliance, spoiling your food.
GFCI outlets should be tested once a month. To test the system, push the button marked "T" or "Test" on the outlet. This will cut power to the circuit and will shut down any appliances connected to the outlet. In order to restore power, press the "Reset" or "R" button until you hear a click. If the test indicates that the GFCI is not working, you should have it looked at by a professional as soon as possible. Contact your Lennar Customer Care team for assistance.
For more information about the outlets and other electrical systems in your Lennar home, as well as a demonstration on how to test a GFCI outlet, please view the video below: