5 outlets in a row suddenly went out. Breaker isn’t tripped, gfi isn’t tripped. I’ve checked for loose wire and don’t see any. Pulled receptacles of jbox and not showing any current on wires connected to them. Outlets on other side of basement including outs 6 feet away from the ones not working are working.

  • Are any of the outlets using the back stabs/push in connections or are they all using the screws? Turn off the breaker and see what else goes off. The problem might be there. Or you might have mice.
    – crip659
    Jul 16, 2023 at 19:24
  • Thank you ! They are screw terminal on the sides. Turn off the breaker and just a light fixture and a couple other , working outlets go out.
    – DaveH
    Jul 16, 2023 at 19:31
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    Do not know how your house is wired, but usually it goes from the panel to the closest device(outlet/light) to next. I expect the problem will be at or between the last working device to the first non working device.
    – crip659
    Jul 16, 2023 at 19:39
  • Are you sure there is no other breaker somewhere...
    – Solar Mike
    Jul 16, 2023 at 19:43
  • Are any of them a GFCI? Those can totally fail.
    – KMJ
    Jul 16, 2023 at 19:49

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Look at the outlet that is in line just before the ones that went out. That's the one where the connection is loose.

  • No none are gfi, I check both of the good ones on each end of the bad and I do t see any loose wires. I think I’ll replace them all and see what I get.
    – DaveH
    Jul 16, 2023 at 22:25

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