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Just wondering if this is something the pros have seen often?

Yes, the LINE feeding the GFCI tested correctly and a new GFCI works and trips correctly.

The bad GFCI had working HOT and Ground, but the neutral was dead on both plugs. A test between HOT and Neutral terminals on the bad GFCI was good. The built in tester even tripped and there was no LOAD attached. Thought this was a strange internal defect.
 

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Lots of issues with older gfi's I repuposed one this weekend that protected the load circuits but the outlet itself is dead acording to my "cube" tester .
The downline outlets test and work and are gfi protected ,the "cube' will trip the dead outlet.
Put in a new one and move on
 

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The test button works because it can send the test current to the neutral upstream of the open contact of the neutral.

Not unusual.. just a defective GFCI. Install a new one and call it a day.
 
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