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Please help! The outlets in my bathrooms, garage and outside aren't working!

Please help! The outlets in my bathrooms, garage and outside aren't working!


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Old 12-05-14, 07:49 AM
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Please help! The outlets in my bathrooms, garage and outside aren't working!

Hello, after some rain 2 nights ago the outlets in our bathrooms, garage, and front yard aren't working. We've already tried to reset the GFI in the bathroom and reset the breakers but neither have worked. Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks in advance!
 
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Old 12-05-14, 07:58 AM
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I would continue to look for another gfi. It may be hidden behind a box in the garage.
 
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Old 12-05-14, 08:03 AM
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I looked around there last night but didn't see anything, I'll try to look again, thanks.
 
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Old 12-05-14, 08:23 AM
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Another thing to look for is a receptacle thah has been completely covered with one of the six plug-in adapters. We had a member find one completely hidden under one of those. Another found one behind a water heater.

Attic and under the eves are other places to look if you haven't. Even inside a cabinet, also basement or crawl space.

What is the age of the house. That can indicate the likelihood of a GFCI and possible location.
 
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The house was built in 1989 and we don't have a basement. Thank you!
 
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Try to determine which outlets were original to the house & which were added at a later date. Sometimes the problem is where the new is connected to the old.
 
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I would start looking closest to the panel and work outward. It may also be outside.
 
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Will it look just like the outlet in our bathroom most likely? Or should I be looking for something different?
 
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Old 12-05-14, 10:39 AM
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Will it look just like the outlet in our bathroom most likely?
Is that GFCI? If so that is probably where you need to start. Does it work?

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I've already tried reseting the GFCI in the bathroom and flipping the breaker. This has happened before and usually we just reset the GFCI and all the outlets work again but not this time. Our Christmas lights were on outside and it was raining one night when everything seemed to stop working. I'm wondering if the water caused damage somewhere.
 
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Old 12-05-14, 11:05 AM
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Our Christmas lights were on outside and it was raining one night when everything seemed to stop working. I'm wondering if the water caused damage somewhere.
I would suspect the rain has something to do with your problem. Do you have GFCI receptacles outside or are they protected by garage or bathroom GFCI devices?
 
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I've searched the front and backyard and can't find any GFCI's and the outlets I've found are protected. I've also searched the garage and couldn't find any and the one in our bathroom doesn't seem to be doing the trick. I'm running out of ideas of what it could be! Do you think it's worth the time to replace the GFCI outlet face in the bathroom?
 
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Old 12-05-14, 12:12 PM
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As a test only remove the bathroom GFCI and wire nut black to black and white to white. When you turn the breaker back on do the the other receptacles work? If so replace the GFCI receptacle.

Edit: As PCBoss writes below:
Before attempting the test above pay attention to which conductors are connected to the LINE side,
 

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Before attempting the test above pay attention to which conductors are connected to the LINE side,
 
 

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