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Multiple outlets dead in different rooms -- no GPCI outlet?

Multiple outlets dead in different rooms -- no GPCI outlet?

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Old 06-19-17, 11:16 AM
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Multiple outlets dead in different rooms -- no GPCI outlet?

Recently I changed an outlet in my master bedroom, replacing it with a new outlet that has 360-degree rotating plugs to better fit a portable A/C unit for my bedroom.

Shortly thereafter I noticed an outdoor outlet went dead right next to my master bedroom, which exits out to my deck.

Two weeks later I woke up to discover the outlet I replaced is dead. My kitchen lights are also dead, as is an outlet downstairs in my basement. All other outlets are working fine.

I searched high and low, including exterior outlets and my garage, to find a GPCI outlet that has test/rest buttons. I can't find any.

I do see on my breaker box what appears to be a GFCI breaker with a "Push to test" button. This breaker is tied to all my bathroom lights and outlets. Turning it off shuts off power to all my bathrooms. When I hit "push to test," the breaker flips to "tripped" and will not go to "on." But when I switch the breaker to "off" and then back to "on" it stays on and my bathrooms have power again.

This doesn't fix at all the main problem which is multiple dead outlets. I have tried flipping all my breakers off, then on, with no effect.

My house was built in 1981 so there is likely no more than 1 GFCI outlet, but I simply can't find it. Unless it's in a crawlspace or something. Is it possible that there is no GFCI receptacle, just the GFCI breaker?

Any ideas before I call in an electrician? Below are pictures of what I believe to be the GFCI breaker.
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Old 06-19-17, 11:46 AM
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You need to open each affected receptacle and light and check for a bad connection. It could be in the last working or first non working light, receptacle or switch. All backstabbed connections need to be moved to the screws. Any wire nuts need to be removed and redone.
 
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Outlets appear to be normal. There are no stab-in connections and the wires look OK to me. I redid the wires for the new outlet I put in. No effect.

The other outlets haven't been touched in many years.

What else can I check?
 
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Old 06-20-17, 09:18 AM
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You need to backtrack to last working outlet. Either there or at next one in circuit. If all outlets on circuit don't work than look at breaker or wiring going to breaker.
 
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Old 06-20-17, 11:37 AM
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You can't just look at the receptacle. You can't ignore a receptacle because it hasn't been opened in years.
 
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Knowing the order of the circuit helps. As Ray said, the problem is almost always at the last working or first non-working receptacle, fixture or switch on the circuit.
 
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