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Old 03-30-2016, 11:41 AM   #1
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Salem hemisphere 300bh. Please help with electrical issue

We had a salem for 13 years and We recently purchased a new Salem hemisphere 300BH. I plugged an electric skillet into the outlet by the refrigerator, the refrigerator and the outlet both quit working. This happened in our old camper to and we always checked the fuse the breaker box and the GFI and could always get it working. For this new camper we have checked the fuses, GFI and checked the breakers and it still doesn't work. We have left the breakers off for a while, but still doesn't work. 3 weeks later, still nothing. Does anybody have an idea of what we can do to fix this? We got it set up on our lake lot so we really don't Want to have to take it three hours back to camping world to have it checked out. Thank you
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Old 03-30-2016, 12:09 PM   #2
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Look around for a GFI outlet (outlet with a couple small reset buttons on the front) and press the reset button. Many outlets can be connected in series to one GFI outlet.
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Old 03-30-2016, 12:11 PM   #3
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We check the one in the bathroom could there be one behind the refrigerator, it's just a regular house refrigerator
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I doubt there is a GFI behind the fridge, but check anyway. Also when you checked the breakers did you click them to the off position then back on again ? Sometimes when they are tripped they don't look like it.
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Old 03-30-2016, 12:48 PM   #5
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Ok, we will check. Yes we clicked them off and still nothing. Thank you. Soundslike we may have to take it in.
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Old 03-30-2016, 01:14 PM   #6
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I would turn off all breakers and 1 by 1 turn them on and check all outlets and devices that run off of ac power. Go 1 breaker at a time and see if any other outlets or appliances are also not working. This would include outside outlets, outdoor kitchens, and also since you stated it is a residential fridge do you have an inverter? If so have you checked that?


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Old 03-30-2016, 02:51 PM   #7
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Thank you Dinostop, I will try that. What would I need to check on the inverter? This is our first camper with one.
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Old 03-30-2016, 07:14 PM   #8
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My inverter has a fuse in it. Not sure if that would blow or cause an issue if on shore power if it was blown or not. Also not sure if the inverter is tied into a gfci as well or not. As for the breakers don't trust the factory labeling. Mine has a label for a washer and dryer but I opted out of that package when I ordered mine from the factory.


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Old 03-30-2016, 08:14 PM   #9
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Thank You so much! We will try this. I hope it works. I really appreciate the information!!!
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Old 03-30-2016, 08:30 PM   #10
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Is your whole unit not got electricity or is it just that one circuit? We have had it blow the campground electric pedestal box and the campground had to come out and replace the breaker in that box. Just a thought from an ignorant female.
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