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Old 03-13-2016, 02:34 PM   #11
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I would like to thank all members that are responding. I would like to hopefully explain my problem better. There are three wires feeding into the GFI outlet. One wire is the line wire, that one feeds the 120v to the outlet. The other two wires are load wires for other outlets. When I disconnect one of the two load wires, (the wire that the gives power to 3 outlets in the back of the trailer) the GFI outlet works properly. It is when I attach the second wire to the load, the GFI outlet pops. It will not hold a reset to the GFI outlet after about 5 seconds. That tells me that the problem is with that electrical line that loops the back three outlets somewhere. How does one check that line because the line is hidden thru the walls, etc, to the back of the trailer. All outlets work thru-out the trailer including the other GFI outlet in bathroom. Oh yeah, forgot to mention the GFI outlet in question is located on the island where the sink is. The regular outlet works fine located on the other side by the sink when I have the the second wire not attached as mentioned above.

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Old 03-13-2016, 02:54 PM   #12
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A couple of questions: Has it always done it? Or did it just start doing it?

If it has always done it there may be a reversed wire, or possibly a wire has a fastener through it somewhere along the way. There may be a mis-wired plug.

If it just started doing it, I would suspect a damaged wire, possibly caused by rodent electricians or a fastener through the cable, or the cable rubbed on something exposing a conductor.

There are several ways to test the line to find the fault. What I would do is disconnect the camper from the power, disconnect the first plug downline from the GFCI, cap the wires and plug it back in, if the GFI trips it is in that first run, then continue down the line until you isolate which section is bad. FWIW on my current RV I have 5 down line from the GFI, not my preferred system, I would rather have them on a couple of separate circuits.


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Old 03-13-2016, 02:56 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by hammer55 View Post
didn't say in series, and thats why I asked it it killed the circuit beyond the gfi,
Sorry, read it too fast, I guess.

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