I have 2 GFCI outlets outdoors that will not reset. The 2 bathroom outlets are on this circuit also and so do not work. They were all working fine until a storm came through with a lot of lightning. The circuit breaker in the panel did not trip. A GFCI outlet tester indicates no hot wire connections but the wires are connected and done so correctly. The system worked fine until the storm. Could a surge from a lightning strike have caused the GFCI outlet internal circuit to go bad?
try replacing the GFCI outlet. i had a two week old GFCI go bad back in June, would not reset. i went through the whole list of trouble shooting, but everything was right. so i replaced the outlet, and everything worked again. no problems with that location since then.