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Old 02-11-2016, 01:59 PM   #1
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Blown circuit breaker

I have a circuit breaker tripped on my 2008 Lexington 283GTS. It is the one on the far left of the panel and is marked receptacles. I don't have power to the TV or the receptacles behind the driver and passenger seats.
Any tips on how to start the troubleshooting process?
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Old 02-11-2016, 02:12 PM   #2
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I have a circuit breaker tripped on my 2008 Lexington 283GTS. It is the one on the far left of the panel and is marked receptacles. I don't have power to the TV or the receptacles behind the driver and passenger seats.
Any tips on how to start the troubleshooting process?
Check for a GFCI outlet. It may have tripped also, which would keep your the outlets on that circuit from working once you flipped the breaker.
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Old 02-11-2016, 02:51 PM   #3
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First thing is to reset tripped breaker by moving handle completely to the off position then back to the on position.....has this been done?
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Old 02-11-2016, 07:46 PM   #4
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I checked the GFI and it was ok. And I did cycle the breaker to the off position before resetting it, and did that deliberately. I have been to ham fisted with breakers before so that is a lesson learned. I should add that all the rest of the outlets in the coach are working fine.
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Old 02-12-2016, 08:43 AM   #5
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1) with the tripped circuit breaker off; unplug everything that is not working. Then try to reset the breaker. If the breaker resets, and stays "on" the problem is most likely an appliance or current overload from too much plugged in (and on) at once.

2) Is your water heater's electric element on that circuit? It is possible when your coach was wired, the water heater's electric element is on that circuit. If "on" it could have failed with a short.

3) If you have isolated it to the internal wiring, I would start with the power panel. Remove the cover and look at the black wire going to that circuit breaker and at the white wire from the same circuit and its connection to the neutral buss bar. (see photos for what to look for).

4) If that end of the cable looks good, with nice tight connections, continue troubleshooting with the first outlet closest to the power panel (normally a GFCI). Look for loose wires that could be touching the safety ground (bare wire). If they look good, disconnect one of the wires that goes to the next outlet and reset the circuit breaker. If it pops immediately, you most likely have a bad GFCI or a pinch short in the wire to the outlet (especially if it is in a slide out).

5) If the CB holds, TURN OFF THE POWER again, and reconnect the wire and move to the next non-working outlet (which will be a simple Duplex) and repeat your inspection till you find the problem.
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Check the outside outlet. This is also a GFI and controls crap on the inside as well. A bit of water/snow etc will trip this.

Good Luck.

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