outlet problems

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Old 07-28-04, 11:35 AM
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outlet problems

My bathroom outlets are not working in any of my bathrooms. The lights and fans all work but the outlets do not. I can only find one GFI in my house and that is in the garage, it was not tripped. I checked all the breakers and even shut them off and reset them, this did not help. I am wondering what else would cause this problem. My daughter did tell me that there was a short power outage and I believe that is when they stopped working.

My house was built in 1978 was there no code back then about having GFI's next to all water sources? I am kinda shocked I only have one in my entire house
 
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Old 07-28-04, 12:04 PM
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Don't give up yet. Check on the oitside of your house and in the basement and garage for this GFCI.
It is almost always the culprit.
 
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Old 07-28-04, 12:40 PM
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do you have any suggestions as to how to locate the GFCI?
 
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Old 07-28-04, 12:50 PM
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It's usually just a thorough search of every inch of every wall of every room and outside area of your house. You usually have to move a bunch of stuff around to get a good look. Start in the areas that Ron suggested. Be sure to check the other bathrooms and the front and back porches too.
 
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Old 07-28-04, 02:09 PM
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I've checked every room no GFCI could there be another problem?
 
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Old 07-28-04, 03:40 PM
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Maybe your GFCI went bad. As the next step, I'd try replacing it, especially if the same one has been there since 1978.
 
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Old 07-28-04, 03:42 PM
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Don't replace the GFCI until you decide if there is power getting to the GFCI.
 
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