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Old 07-07-2019, 08:59 PM   #1
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microwave/fireplace not working 2019 GW 26DBH

Ive looked for a solution for this problem but none of the threads actually posted a solution. I have a 2019 Grey Wolf 26DBH. while out camping this weekend we noticed the microwave is not working, so we checked to see if anything else was not and found the fireplace wasn't working as well. Reading in here we learned they are on the same breaker so we tested it(with voltage meter) and the breaker is function properly. I should note they don't work on inverter or shore power, just nothing. Some have said there is a hidden switch but we cant find one in the posted places or any other places anywhere. Has anyone actually found a solution to this problem as it seems Im not alone. Thanx
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Old 07-07-2019, 10:32 PM   #2
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I believe there is a switch to go from the fire place to the microwave. It could be in the middle position or it could be bad. That's what I have gleaned from this forum.
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Old 07-08-2019, 11:59 AM   #3
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What you're describing is a load-shed device and not an actual switch.

The most common places for them to be is behind the M/W or behind the fireplace. Have you looked in both those places?

Here's what they look like.

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Old 07-08-2019, 05:15 PM   #4
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What you're describing is a load-shed device and not an actual switch.

The most common places for them to be is behind the M/W or behind the fireplace. Have you looked in both those places?

Here's what they look like.

I received an email back from Forest River today and they say its behind the circuit panel under the fridge. Dont think thats something I can just pull out and replace and you right its not anything that can be reset. Ill post updates..
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Lucky for me, my Windjammer has a toggle switch next to the door. Both cannot be operated at once, only one at a time. I have 30amp service. Do you have to replace the entire switch ? I thought the switch was tacky, but now I like it. At least its easy to trouble shoot... lets us know the results.
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Old 07-08-2019, 06:51 PM   #6
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Lucky for me, my Windjammer has a toggle switch next to the door. Both cannot be operated at once, only one at a time. I have 30amp service. Do you have to replace the entire switch ? I thought the switch was tacky, but now I like it. At least its easy to trouble shoot... lets us know the results.
yes the entire EMS (energy management switch) has to be replaced ... your switch would have been cool! auto isn't always better. now to figure out how to get it out. forest river will warranty it but my nearest dealer is 14 hrs away so looks like it up to me.
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I received an email back from Forest River today and they say its behind the circuit panel under the fridge. Dont think thats something I can just pull out and replace and you right its not anything that can be reset. Ill post updates..


Itís back there, I have the same rig. The whole breaker panel/box isnít difficult to remove. Just a few screws when you get the cover off. Disco from shore power 1st and Unhook the battery to be safe.

I was poking around back there installing a EMS and ran into that transfer switch.
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:16 PM   #8
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Itís back there, I have the same rig. The whole breaker panel/box isnít difficult to remove. Just a few screws when you get the cover off. Disco from shore power 1st and Unhook the battery to be safe.

I was poking around back there installing a EMS and ran into that transfer switch.
did you have to disconnect all the wires first? or just pull out the black box?
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Once you have physical access to it, it's pretty easy to replace. Also it's not nearly as big as that picture makes it look.

In our RV you can pull the power panel/converter out enough to access behind it without disconnecting and wiring. There's enough slack to get it out.
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yes the entire EMS (energy management switch) has to be replaced ... your switch would have been cool! auto isn't always better. now to figure out how to get it out. forest river will warranty it but my nearest dealer is 14 hrs away so looks like it up to me.
If FR will warranty it most times you can take it to an authorized RV repair shop.

Have a local shop look at it, and get in touch with FR to have the repair authorized

Im curious, is there a "spare" space in your electrical panel where a circuit breaker could be installed?

If so Id be tempted to add an additional circuit breaker and fish the wires to either the microwave or fireplace (Fireplace probably easier Im guessing).

This would allow you to get rid of the ALS device all together.
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