Can't Reset GFCI Outlet?

I have an outdoor GFCI outlet that won't reset. An orange light stays lit, but the reset button will not pop out the test button. I just noticed this recently when the outdoor landscape lighting wouldn't come on. What are some possible causes of this?

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By Paulie from Nashville, TN

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August 29, 20100 found this helpful

You might have to replace the outlet, if you have tried everything else and it still doesn't work.

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August 31, 20100 found this helpful

That just happened to me in my kitchen; my handyman replaced the GFCI receptacle, which took all of 10 minutes, and I was good to go. It had not been properly installed in the first place, so it "blew" early on after the first few uses. You might just need a new outlet.

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September 1, 20100 found this helpful

Its not fixable. It 's blown and needs replacing.

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