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Electrcial circuit shorted by water; how do I find and fix it?

I left a window open on the back porch and rain got in an outlet under the window. Now that circuit does not work. I guess the water ''shorted'' it out. How do I find the short?
How do I fix the short?

Also my dishwasher and disposal quit working after a spoon fell in the disposal. Did it overload the circuit? I pushed the reset button on the bottom of it and still it does not run.
How do I troubleshoot and fix these things?

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Try cranking the disposer with the handle provided and just get the disposer moving,make sure the power is off when you do this. reset the breaker and the motor overload switch located at the bottom of the disposer, return power to unit and see if that solves your problem.
shut off power to that circuit and remove the outlet, replace outlet with a gfci outlet and install a waterproof cover. reset breaker and good luck

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