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Old 11-02-2011, 10:06 AM   #11
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Hi, thanks for all the suggestions. Here's what I found today:

- I was going to check for power to the master GFCI outlet (to check the breaker) and examine the bathroom outlet for damage (the one the heater had been plugged into). I unscrewed both and nothing seemed wrong. I hooked up shore power and was going to check for voltage to the master outlet.
- I noticed that one black wire had pulled out of the master outlet. I thought at first that it had come out when I pulled the outlet out. I secured shore power, and put the wire back in the outlet and tightened the screws (none of which were very tight).
- I reconnected shore power and guess what- the GFCI was active and would reset. Power now to all connected outlets.

So I'm guessing that the wire came out or loosened as I was using the heater. Perhaps thermal cycling due to higher current allowed the (probably) already loose wire to loosen more.

Thanks again, y'all are great!

Rich & Kathy- new RVers
2008 Surveyor Sport 186
1999 Ford F-150 Supercab V6
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:13 AM   #12
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All's well that ends well

Why ya ole sleuth, way to track er down...And thanks for letting us know what the problem was, we'll all be better equipped for the next trouble-shoot.

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