I set up the outdoor Christmas lights last weekend. Its just a few light strands all coming off one plug on my front porch. They worked fine until I decided to turn them on after it had rained one day this week. They flashed on and then went dead. Well, I finally had the chance to look into the issue this afternoon, and I am puzzled. The lights work fine as I have already tried plugging them into another outlet off a longer extension cord. Apparently, the problem is an issue with the outlet on my front porch. The outlet is just dead. There are no tripped breakers. I pulled the outlet out the wall and tested with a meter-it's dead. The outlet does appear to be broken somehow, but it is dead testing on the wires. Also, my doorbells are not working. I am not quite sure how these two things are related. I can not figure out which breaker controls this outlet and no other nearby indoor outlets are malfunctioning. The box for this outlet has two 14-2 wires coming into it, so it must be feeding to/from somewhere else(maybe the doorbell). And I forgot to add that my house is only 3 years old and was wired to code by a local company. Any ideas about what is wrong or anything else to look for.