Turn off the circuit breaker to the outlet you will be working at to avoid electrocution.
Remove the screws holding the face plate and the outlet. Loosen the screws holding the wires on the outlet with the screwdriver. Pull out the wires and remove the old outlet.
Wrap the black wire to the golden screw on the GFCI outlet and secure it in place with the screwdriver.
Wrap the white wire to the silver screw on the GFCI. Use the screwdriver to secure the wire.
Push the GFCI outlet onto the electrical box and secure it in place with the screwdriver. Put on the faceplate and secure it with the screwdriver.
Turn on the circuit breaker and press the "Reset" button for the GFCI outlet. Most GFCI outlets will have a green light indicating that it is working. If your GFCI outlet does not have an indicator light, plug in a lamp or other object to test it. If it is not working, turn off the circuit breaker and check for loose wires.
Things You Will Need
- Outlet faceplate
- The outlet and the faceplate come with the appropriate screws to secure it.