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Old 06-18-2012, 02:13 PM   #11
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The OP's microwave is an AC/DC unit same as mine but needs to see DC for AC to work, just finished fighting this demon 2 weeks ago, and the dealer is putting in my new converter this week. I finally had an electrician map out my unit as it was driving me crazy.
Some AC worked (second air unit), outside frig, outside microwave and other things would not work (main Air unit, inside frig, inside Microwave), it was nuts.
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:22 PM   #12
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I think I need to retire. (oh wait... too late)
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:34 PM   #13
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Has the CG owner checked the breakers at the main panel. I would be checking the power supply to the pedestal. As Herk also stated it would be wise to invest in a surge protection for your unit. If you have no AC coming to the trailer it is not the converter but the power supply. Also as stated try plugging your unit into another electrical post. If you do not have 120 volts at the post then nothing in the trailer will work.
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:27 PM   #14
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I would listen to Herk, you need power manager and it will cost about $380 for the 50 amp one. It is a must! Look for surge thread on this forum.
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:43 PM   #15
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I would listen to Herk, you need power manager and it will cost about $380 for the 50 amp one. It is a must! Look for surge thread on this forum.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:10 AM   #16
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I have almost same issues as camperlucy and OP......sounds like its the converter.....am i wrong? Air conditioning is working....microwave light is on inside but keypad panel is inop...battery isnt charging so most lights are dimming....

If it is the converter...i may have them upgrade to a better one than the wfco one....

Also while operating the jacks the other day (last hook up time) i was lowering the landing gear and a tv in the rear bunkhouse blew out....dont know if its related but the tv led popped and liquid from the crystals started dripping out....not sure if its two issues or they are connected some how.....i will be buying a surge protector soon though...that's for sure

Any input would be greatly appreciated
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:42 AM   #17
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Sound like you had a power surge. Check the breakers at the post. You might have tripped one side of the 50amp service. The converter should not effect the 120 volt side of the unit.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:17 AM   #18
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i'm in agreement with the others. the only thing i could add is to check the tightness of the supply cable inside the breaker box. some have reported finding those loose from the factory (make sure ur unplugged when u do).
make sure the converter did not come unplugged. urs may be different but mine plugs into an outlet in the cargo area. check the outlet that ur converter plugs into to make sure that it is live. i believe there are also breakers on the converter (or fuses).
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:57 AM   #19
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if you had a power surge, you will want to check the fuses in your converter, in the basement crawl space behind the wall (is the converter) in the front of it are two automotive type fuses (picture of the red fuses in post 9 of this thread)..
BTW, my converter was still under warranty and FR refused to upgrade it, I had to accept another WFCO or replace it on my own, so I decided to put the WFCo in (free) knowing that if it happened again I would be out of warranty and then put in a better one.
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Ya...dealer wont have an opening for awhile....BUT Forest River came through and are bringing me into their Indiana plant tomorrow at 0600 so they can fix it...YAY
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