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Old 08-05-2010, 11:35 AM   #1
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110v outlet problem

I have a 2006 Salem Travel Trailer with outlet problems. With nothing pluged into any outlet in the trailer, the GFI trips everytime it is set. everything else works fine (microwave, air, fridge, etc.).

I intend on replacing the gfi outlet, but I'm not positive that will fix the issue. anyone have this problem?
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:21 PM   #2
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The GFIC protects the receptacles in the bathroom, kitchen and any outside receptacle. Any chance that water may have gotten in to one of your exterior receptacles? You can also check the GFI by turning off the power, remove the cover plate and then the receptacle. There should be wires running in and out. Leave the wire tied in on the load side but remove the other wire, line side. Reset the GFI and turn the power back on. If it trips again it's the receptacle, if not it's in one of the other receptacles or you may have a wire that has worn against something that's causing it to trip.
As for the AC, Fridge and Microwave, they're on their own circuit breakers.
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:28 PM   #3
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Ours did that from the start. The dealer replaced the bad GFI receptacle, and all has been good since.
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If you have a outside outlet, you may want to remove the cover & check for moisture?
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:45 PM   #5
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hmm my GFI at the entertainment system is on the same as the line as the kitchen and bathroom GFI's. the tv will trip the breaker if turned on but yet i can have a bug zapper on the outside plug and it doesnt trip..
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Old 08-05-2010, 04:04 PM   #6
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The GFIC protects the receptacles in the bathroom, kitchen and any outside receptacle. Any chance that water may have gotten in to one of your exterior receptacles? You can also check the GFI by turning off the power, remove the cover plate and then the receptacle. There should be wires running in and out. Leave the wire tied in on the load side but remove the other wire, line side. Reset the GFI and turn the power back on. If it trips again it's the receptacle, if not it's in one of the other receptacles or you may have a wire that has worn against something that's causing it to trip.
As for the AC, Fridge and Microwave, they're on their own circuit breakers.
when you disconnect the line side,that cuts the power.. you need to do that in reverse..that is, disconnect the load side which is the feed for the other receptacles and leave the line side connected.if it still trips when you turn the power on its the gfci.if it doesn't trip,there is a problem with one of the other receptacles or the wiring.
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