Help... Outlet problems

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Old 05-21-19, 11:23 PM
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Help... Outlet problems

Can anyone help? There was an extension cord that shorted and now the problem is I have 3 lights and 3 outlets that work sometimes and sometimes don't. I have my outdoor outlet and 2 gfi outlets that work. 1 gfi won't reset or test but plug something in it and it has power. Can that gfi have a problem that is causing the others to work on and off?
 
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Old 05-22-19, 12:57 AM
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First you need to open the receptacle where the short occured and redo all the connections and move any backstabs to the screws.
 
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Old 05-22-19, 02:33 AM
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If you know the path of the circuit, the problem is almost always at either the last working fixture/receptacle or the first non-working one.
 
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Old 05-22-19, 04:51 AM
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Hi, Remove the GFCI receptacle that won’t reset and test the load side to see if there is power there, assuming there a conductors attached to the load side terminals that could be the problem.
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