This afternoon I was cleaning out my rain gutters of all the leaves. I then rinsed them out as I normally do to get the detritus flushed out. At the same time, I had Christmas lights hanging on the gutters, and the lights were running to an outside receptacle with an old style GFCI (only a "test" button; no reset). As I was flushing gutters, the lights went out. Yes, I had gotten the lights wet at the connecting plugs...so I went to control panel and the switch that controls the outside receptacles in front and back yard and the receptacles inside the bathroom tripped. I removed lights plug from receptacle, tried turning switch all the way "off", then turning on, but switch won't reset. It stays in the middle. Do you all think I need to spend my energy on the switch at the control panel or on replacing the GFCI outdoor receptacle that the Christmas lights were plugged into? By the way, the lights work still in a different outlet....also, when I try and plug something else into the outside GFCI receptacle, (a night light), it doesn't work.
If you can comment on 1) what you would spend your energy on first and 2) how to go about doing it I would much appreciate that.