Here's the skinny. I did not do any work on the house for months. One morning before after I went to work, all power in the living room circuit went out. I bought a plug tester and I am getting the hot/ground reversed reading in all outlets on the circuit. None of the outlets on the circuit work. All three lights on the circuit do not work either.
What I've done so far:
- I opened up all of my outlets and moved the backstabbed wires to the side screws.
- I've checked all of the lights for to see if there was a loose wire, but all were installed properly.
- I tested the breaker with a voltmeter and there is a current going through.
- There is a GFCI outlet outside on the same circuit. It also reads hot/ground reversed. The test button on this outlet won't press in. I replaced the GFCI outlet, but the light on the new outlet is on and the test button on the new outlet won't press in. I don't know if the GFCI is at the beginning/ middle/ or end of the circuit.
Any ideas of what to try now? I'm hoping the GFCI outlet issues will hint at a solution.