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Old 03-13-2016, 01:00 PM   #1
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GFI Outlet

The GFI outlet is good. Does anyone short of saying take it to the dealer, have any suggestion on finding out the problem on the electrical line. I know which electric line is the problem that keeps the GFI outlet popping. We all know that most of the electical lines are hidden, and I have also found out that some of the outlets are not like the ones in a house. How does one get into the outlets when there is no screw to remove the plate. I would like to check the wiring in the outlet. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I do realize that I will in all likely have to take it to the shop. I would like to mention that this is a new unit that was purchased last November and covered. A guess would be possible mice damage, to the electric line over the winter, but there is no indication of mice activity. I did have mice bait throughout the unit this winter.
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What kind of outlet do you have it plugged into?

Are you running anything, A/C, coffee pot?
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Nothing is plugged into the outlet. The outlet when reset pops within seconds. There has to be a short somewhere in the line. This is a GFI outlet.
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I have already tried a new GFI outlet, same results.
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My first thought is that one GFIC controls ground faults on numerous other outlets at the same time depending on how it is wired. It could start in the kitchen area, protect water heater and then go on to protect bathroom outlets. So it could be a fault in an appliance some where else in the circuit. How do you know GFIC outlet is good? Do you have GFIC breaker? Mice would most likely not cause ground fault, short circuit yes possible.
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Nothing is plugged into the outlet. The outlet when reset pops within seconds. There has to be a short somewhere in the line. This is a GFI outlet.
Let me re-ask my questions.

Is the unit plugged into a GFCI 110 outlet?

Is there anything that requires 110 power to work plugged in and or turned on?
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RV outlets have a back that snaps on/off. See pic. The wires are placed in the outlet and then when the back is snapped on, the slotted metal parts slice into the wiring insulation and touch the metal wire, similar to "suitcase" connectors.

If you're GFCI problem has occurred since you bought the trailer, it's possible the hot and neutral were installed backwards in one of the outlets.

One of these might help:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/16561511?w...756632&veh=sem
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does it kill the circuit after it, or does it just kill that plug, sometimes they feed through and then there is another gfi down the line that might be bad, like the outside, not knowing just trying to help,,,,,
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does it kill the circuit after it, or does it just kill that plug, sometimes they feed through and then there is another gfi down the line that might be bad, like the outside, not knowing just trying to help,,,,,
There should never be 2 GFCI's in series.
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didn't say in series, and thats why I asked it it killed the circuit beyond the gfi,

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There should never be 2 GFCI's in series.
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