What would cause a electrical outlet not to work?

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What would cause a electrical outlet not to work?

I have no power in one of my bedrooms outlet and the outside outlet isn't working also, I have turned the breaker off and back on to see if I had power but still nothing. What would cause a electrical outlet not to work? Could the breaker be bad? or went bad? Thanks.
 
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The NEC requires that exterior receptacle outlets have GFI protection , so check for a "Tripped" ( power off) GFI receptacle at the exterior location.

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A connection could be loose and causing an open part of the circuit.

Do you have any means to test? How you tried the sticky note?

http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...rminology.html
 
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I have no power in one of my bedrooms outlet and the outside outlet isn't working also, I have turned the breaker off and back on to see if I had power but still nothing.
How did you determine which breaker is protecting the circuit serving those receptacles? What else is also on that circuit?

The NEC requires that exterior receptacle outlets have GFI protection , so check for a "Tripped" ( power off) GFI receptacle at the exterior location.
If the exterior receptacle itself is not a GFCI receptacle, the receptacle protecting it may be in a bathroom, an unfinished part of the basement, or the garage, among possible locations.
 
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