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Old 02-11-2019, 02:53 AM   #1
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Girlfriend was using hair dryer it tripped the GFIA in the bathroom now GFI will not reset and the refrigerator will not stay on Electricity
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:36 AM   #2
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Girlfriend was using hair dryer it tripped the GFIA in the bathroom now GFI will not reset and the refrigerator will not stay on Electricity
Hello, huntet... have you opened your power/breaker panel and reset any tripped breakers?
Do all other 110v appliances work (microwave, etc.)? A GFCI circuit will not reset without incoming power.
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+2 to what Dan said. Are you on a campground Ped plugged into a 30 amp receipt? or a 20 amp? Are you at home plugged into a 20 amp receptacle?

Fridges are not normally on the GFI circuit but lately it seams they have tossed out the norm when it comes to RV's. Let us know what kind of RV you have and what size the service is. 30? 50? Just so we are all on the same page.
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I'm in a campground...power pole not tripped...no power at all to rv... it was running on battery till it died
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Check the circuit panel inside your RV for any tripped breakers.

Also, turn off everything that was on, like the electric water heater, coffee maker, unplug that hair dryer...then try resetting the GFIA.

You really can only run one thing at a time like that (hair dryer) on that circuit.

No electric heaters, toasters, coffee makers, microwaves, electric water heater, hair dryers...only one of these at a time!
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I'm in a campground...power pole not tripped...no power at all to rv... it was running on battery till it died
Your Main breaker is tripped. You didn't answer my question about what size service you have but since you say "no power to all RV". I have to assume 30 amp.


Check your 30 amp main breaker in your power panel in the rig. Turn it off All the breakers then on. Especially the 30 amp one labeled MAIN. If that doesn't work go to the Ped and turn that off then on. If that doesn't work get out your multi-meter out which you should have and know how to use.
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My vote is for tripped main breaker IN the the RV's power distribution panel.

Hair dryer, water heater, converter/battery charger, all can add up quickly to the max capacity of 3600 watts (30 amp) and trip that breaker even though individual breakers don't.

Only other possibility is a wire coming loose at the power inlet connector which is rare, but possible due to someone at the factory leaving it loose.

Open the power distribution panel and check circuit breakers. A tripped breaker will be slightly out of line with the others. Turn it off and then back on.
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Check the circuit panel inside your RV for any tripped breakers.

Also, turn off everything that was on, like the electric water heater, coffee maker, unplug that hair dryer...then try resetting the GFIA.

You really can only run one thing at a time like that (hair dryer) on that circuit.

No electric heaters, toasters, coffee makers, microwaves, electric water heater, hair dryers...only one of these at a time!
I checked all circuit breakers none are tripped...nothing plug in...still no power
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Time to get the campground owner out to check your pedestal power...
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I checked all circuit breakers none are tripped...nothing plug in...still no power
If you have a multi-meter and know how to use it, check the campground power pedestal to see if your 30a outlet (or 50a - we still aren't sure) has power. If not, do what was suggested above - have the campground check your power pedestal.
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