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Old 05-17-2018, 05:07 PM   #1
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DOH! Accidentally reversed polarity

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First time this year hooking up the battery. I didnít notice I placed the battery into the tray backwards. Got some sparking hooking up the ground connection. The two 40A reverse polarity fuses were blown.

After realizing I had reversed polarity and correcting it and replacing the 40A fuses, everything works except the water pump. The electrical panel pump switch light does not light and the pump makes no noise. I checked inside the control panel and all wiring looks okay,

I see references to an inline fuse or two but have not yet found any near the battery or in the pump compartment.

Anyone have ideas?
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Old 05-17-2018, 05:12 PM   #2
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Check the resettable breaker under the tongue ( see Photo). Also look for a glass inline fuse in the water pump power line close to the pump.
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Old 05-17-2018, 05:29 PM   #3
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Don't bother looking for a resettable breaker under the tongue. If everything else (12 volt) works then that beaker is OK.
Check for a blown fuse in the converter area.
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Old 05-17-2018, 05:50 PM   #4
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Water pumps generally have a fuse in-line - maybe 6-12 inches from the pump.
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Old 05-18-2018, 11:45 AM   #6
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2012 FOREST RIVER 2043 MINI LITE

First time this year hooking up the battery. I didnít notice I placed the battery into the tray backwards. Got some sparking hooking up the ground connection. The two 40A reverse polarity fuses were blown.

After realizing I had reversed polarity and correcting it and replacing the 40A fuses, everything works except the water pump. The electrical panel pump switch light does not light and the pump makes no noise. I checked inside the control panel and all wiring looks okay,

I see references to an inline fuse or two but have not yet found any near the battery or in the pump compartment.

Anyone have ideas?


FIXED PUMP ELECTRICAL

I dismounted the monitor panel and discovered the pump power switch had its power supply wire disconnected.
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Old 05-18-2018, 12:04 PM   #7
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FIXED PUMP ELECTRICAL

I dismounted the monitor panel and discovered the pump power switch had its power supply wire disconnected.
Glad you found it and reported back.

Your finding though bears the question... how did the wire at the pump's power switch become disconnected?
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Old 05-18-2018, 12:25 PM   #8
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I have the same question. Both the pump supply wire spade was disconnected and the multi-pin connector to the monitor board. Evil gremlins is the only logical explanation.
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