Re: GFIC tripped and house safety
Until you get into diagnostics, it's hard to say what the problem is.
First, find the breaker that controls the circuit, it may be tripped but not look like it. Secondly, you will want to be able to shut off the circuit before working on it for safety reasons. It may "only" be 110v, but it can still kill ya!
Considering that it's an entire bank of outlets, it's likely that the source outlet is having the problem so that those downstream of it don't have power. If the lead outlet is a GFI that won't reset, then you need to check the connections on the GFI that they're tight and in place. Make sure all the connections are under screws and not just stabbed into the back of the outlet. If all looks fine and the GFI still won't reset, then make sure everything else on that circuit is unplugged and try again. If it's still no go, make sure that it's the only GFI on the circuit and replace it if it is, as they do go bad after a while.
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