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Old 05-28-2016, 05:13 PM   #1
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Non-GFCI plug ins not working

In our TT, all our GFCI and Non-GFCI worked until the dealer had our unit and changed out the A/C.
When we found out the 4 Non GFCI's were dead, we checked every breaker and visually inspected all fuses. We have only 1 GFCI with a reset button (bath). All labeled GFCI plug ins work. Fridge, A/C, lights, fans, heater and hot water all work. But both plug ins in the bunkhouse and bedroom are dead (4 pf them total). The dead plug ins are at different ends of the camper. We have not finished visually inspecting the plug ins yet.
From some of the other posts, we saw how these are "daisy-chained" and how the non-GFCI's feed off them in series. Like Christmas tree lights.
Now we can ignore this (kinda like our Honda- not enough plug ins for devices when other autos have them coming out their ears) OR try to run this down.
It is inconvenient but won't stop us from camping. When the A/C died we still went. And all plug ins worked. We charge our cell phones from the MBR plugs so we know they worked before the A/C change out.
Saw one thread that stated the wires at the fridge coming from the plug out were bad so everything after that in the series did not work. We haven't even looked for that one and have no idea where to start.
One question was if something could have been messed up when the A/c was changed out. Being a holiday weekend, the service department won't be open until next week.

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Old 06-04-2016, 03:14 PM   #2
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Could it be as simple as a thrown breaker on the panel? The serviceman may have just shut everything off to work on the AC and forgot to switch it back on?

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Old 06-04-2016, 04:40 PM   #3
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As EvnEm said, check all the breakers and make sure they're turned on. Even if they look like they're on, turn them off and back on. A breaker can be tripped and not look like it.
How many breakers for receptacles are in the power panel?

If that doesn't fix it, trip and reset the gfci's. Also, make sure you only have one gfci. A lot of RV's, even small ones, have more than one gfci. It could be on the outside under
the awning.

If that doesn't work post back and we'll see if we can be of more help.

All the gfci controlled receptacles are daisy chained off the load side of the gfci receptacle. All the non-gfci receptacles are probably powered from one breaker.
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Old 06-04-2016, 04:56 PM   #4
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Many times the plugs are wired down stream from the GFCI , when it blows the others go with it .
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Old 06-09-2016, 10:43 AM   #5
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non GFCI not working

We tripped the GFCI (one set of 4 inside and 1 outlet outside but only 1 had a reset button in bathroom for the 5) and tested and visually all the fuses in the panel. So we started from square one. We turned on EVERYTHING. We have our storage building wired to hook our baby up so she was lit up like a Christmas Tree. Everything except the microwave which does blow the circuit when the A/C is on. By using our tester as our electrician showed us, we tested one non-GFCI (we figured they were all on the same circuit) as we turned on each circuit breaker on the panel one at a time. As soon as we turned on the fridge, the receptacle came on. All non-GFCI. They are on the same series as the fridge. DUH. Feel like an idiot BUT one mystery is solved. We soooo appreciate all the help us newbies can get!!! oh btw, this morning we received an email from Forest River about this issue. They confirmed the non-GFCI's on the fridge circuit and instructed us on how to access the receptacle/junction box at the fridge. BUT NO WIRING DIAGRAMS. Ok we know these aren't cars but you would think they would have something to go by when they put these things together and could reference back to or send to consumers. So all you experienced RV-er's rock! You are a blessing for those who-do-not-know.
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Old 06-18-2016, 12:37 PM   #6
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Converter works again

On our Sunseeker 3170 DS house batteries were not charging. I had the same problem you reported, the fridge and 4 outlets 1 in bunk room and remaining in bedroom were not working. I found that the converter was also wired to that circuit. By shutting off all breakers and resetting them, power was back on on those outlets, the converter was re-energized. Batteries are now charging again and 110 power to the fridge is back again. Thanks

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