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    Christoria Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    Aug 26, 2006, 09:35 AM
    Outdoor outlets not working. HELP!!
    Here's my dilemma: I have 3 ooutdoor outlets along the back of my property. As far as I know all have worked up until this morning. There was a terrible storm yesterday where flooding, high wind and long periods of down pours were present; now none of the electrical outlets are working. I have a koi pond filter pugged in and without that outlet working neither will the filter (obviously). I am curious what I can do to find out what's causing this outage; or should I just call an electrician?
    NOTE: I have full power in my shed- lights and outlets all work and have checked my panel and nothing seems to have been tripped.
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    tkrussell Posts: 9,659, Reputation: 725
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    Aug 26, 2006, 10:24 AM
    There most likely is a GFI devic someplace, can be anyone of the outlets, may be an outlet in the basement, at the panel, or even a bathroom. Or can be a GFI circuit breaker.

    A GFI outlet has a test button and a reset button, a breaker usually has a large colored test button.

    If water got into any of the outlets, the outlet is defective and should be changed.
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    Christoria Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    Aug 26, 2006, 02:34 PM
    Thanks for the info. Still troubleshooting. I'll let you know how it turns out.

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