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Hello, My name is ***** ***** i would love to help with this GFCI outlet.
Sometimes GFCI outlets will "feed" other outlets, and when tripped the receptacles down stream will also go dead. Have you noticed if any other receptacles are off when the gfci isnt working?
But typically, a GFCI receptacle will have a "TEST" and "RESET" button. Test will trip the GFCI (turn it off) and Reset will turn it back on. If your GFCI is not behaving like this i reccomend replacing it. They are important to meet code requirements that translate into safety for you and you home.
Has this always been the case or did this just start happening?
I would check the wiring on the GFCI. If you have a wire tester we can verify that is correctly done.