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Old 11-16-2018, 04:55 PM   #1
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Fireplace suddenly not working...HELP, itís cold out!!

So I installed a fireplace last week in my 2017 Cherokee Arctic Wolf. Install went great and tested it and everything was fine.

Now here I am at up north for deer opener and I go to fire it up and nothing. Fortunately I had tools along and pulled the fireplace. Out has no power at it. Checked the breaker (dedicated circuit for fireplace) and nothingís tripped.

Any ideas??

I never used this outlet before except when I did the test after I installed the fireplace.

Only difference now is that Iím hooked up to 50amp short power vs 20 like I had at home in the driveway.
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Old 11-16-2018, 05:02 PM   #2
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Bad outlet or bad connection at the outlet of breaker is my 1st thought.

Is this in a slide out? If so check the wires underneath the slide
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Old 11-16-2018, 05:27 PM   #3
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Some of the fire places share a circuit with the microwave oven, with a switch to select one or the other but not both. Does yours have such a switch, and is it the correct position?
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Old 11-16-2018, 05:32 PM   #4
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Some of the fire places share a circuit with the microwave oven, with a switch to select one or the other but not both. Does yours have such a switch, and is it the correct position?
Right... so it's not your fireplace that's not working; it's your circuit as others have stated.
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So the fireplace is right next to break panel. Pulled the panel. The wire goes straight from the outlet, to a dedicated breaker in the panel. So less than a2-3ft run. I swapped the wire to a different breaker and still nothing. So it must be the outlet or the connection at the outlet. Can’t figure out how to get the outlet off/out.
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Old 11-16-2018, 06:00 PM   #6
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If you used an outlet that was existing in the RV it is possible that you have an open circuit in the outlet. Many RV manufacturers use inexpensive outlets that use a punch-down type connections that are prone to making bad connections. Under the high current drawn by the fireplace, it could have broken the connection. I suggest you get a good screw type outlet from a hardware /big box store and replace the RV connector.
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Old 11-16-2018, 06:01 PM   #7
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Pull the outlet in question and check the connections. The stab-in wire connections in the back of the outlet sometimes come out. Make the terminations with the screws on the sides of the outlet.
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sometimes 50amp service can lose a 'leg' of service either at the OUTLET you are plugged into (check the double=pole 50amp breaker to make sure each wire out is tight)... or it's your own Shore Power cord (one of the plugs may not be wired tight)...

to test this theory, see if EVERYTHING else that is 120v in your coach is working - or simple see if BOTH air conditioners will come on, as each is on a separate hot leg of the 50amp service.
If one does not work, then that is a sign that you've lost 1/2 of your 50amp shore power, which is probably the side the FIREPLACE is on.
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sometimes 50amp service can lose a 'leg' of service either at the OUTLET you are plugged into (check the double=pole 50amp breaker to make sure each wire out is tight)... or it's your own Shore Power cord (one of the plugs may not be wired tight)...

to test this theory, see if EVERYTHING else that is 120v in your coach is working - or simple see if BOTH air conditioners will come on, as each is on a separate hot leg of the 50amp service.
If one does not work, then that is a sign that you've lost 1/2 of your 50amp shore power, which is probably the side the FIREPLACE is on.
X2 check the 50 amp service. Sounds like a dead leg since the 20 amp worked earlier.
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