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Old 09-21-2011, 07:12 PM   #1
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Receptacle problems

I had an oultet quit in my Sandpiper travel quit working and now two more quit working. I checked the breakers and the fuses and everything is fine. Any one have any suggestions?
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:23 PM   #2
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did you check for gfci outlets ?
one in bathroom ? one in kitchen ?
one outside ?
just have to reset
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:27 PM   #3
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One of your outlets has a test/reset button built right on it.
You just have to find that one and push reset!
It controls the others that also aren't working.

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Old 09-21-2011, 07:28 PM   #4
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The other outlets may be piggybacked off one GFCI. Check the GFCI. You may need to replace it.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:41 PM   #5
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Checked the ground fault it is fine.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:44 PM   #6
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The outlets in my trailer have cheapo non-strip wire connectors on the
backs. They just push the wire into a slot that is supposed to cut thru
the insulation and hold the wire and make the connection.

My next guess (since you say the GFI is not tripped) is to start taking
outlets out of the wall and looking for loose wires on the backs.

Please make sure you have the breaker shut off before you pull any
outlets out of the wall!!


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Old 09-21-2011, 07:55 PM   #7
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How many GFCIs do you have and which outlets are out? Are any of them GFCI?
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I prefer to unplug EVERYTHING before resetting GFCIs. Usually (in my limited experience) when the GFCI trips, the thing that tripped it will prevent a good reset. You might push the reset button, but that doesn't mean it reset because the fault is still exposed to the circuit. Recommend unplugging everything, then pressing reset, then plugging in one at a time. It's a good way to find the offending appliance.
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The only ground fault is in the bathroom and it is fine. That is the only ground fault on the camper. The other outlets that are not working is by the stand that the tv sits on in the living room and the other one is beside the bed. The other outlet beside the bed is working. Also the outlet in the kitchen and outside are working. This is why it is so puzzling.
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The GFCI in my bathroom was a cheapo. It did have an indicator light on it though so when it blew I knew it. That GFCI also controlled my exterior outlet and the one by my sink. I knew something was up when the one at the sink was out. My trailer was less than a year old when this happened.
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