A GFCI outlet often has three to five addition outlets "following" it in that circuit. The first GFCI in the circuit protects all the rest of the outlets after it, like a breaker. If the GFCI is tripped all of the outlets after it will also be tripped. When you get the problem corrected be happy...the safety features may have saved your life.
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