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Old 12-30-2017, 11:20 AM   #1
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Gfi wonít reset

Hi all, sorry if duplicate but in the middle of nowhere and the gfi in the bathroom of our 2015 FR3 28Ds wonít reset so we have no power to the plugs / AC, etc.. Iíve checked the plug to the converter and it was out maybe an 1/8Ē last night pushed it in and it allowed to reset. Last night everything ran but this morning it tripped again. Any thoughts oh how to reset it or bypass it to get everything working? Itís either going to be a long weekend in the desert or a short trip as we are going to pack up and leave early.
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:31 AM   #2
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The AC is not connected to/controlled by the GFCI master outlet. It runs straight from the circuit breaker panel. Also, we need to know what you mean by "the plug to the converter". What are you describing here? That phrase is not familiar to me. Did you turn off and back on the main circuit breaker in the campground power pedestal?
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Thanks for your reply Mr. Dan! The plug I’m talking about is the plug that goes from the converter to the 110 plug to power the coach. I haven’t this morning but going to go reset it right now. I did reset everything in the coach.
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:46 AM   #4
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I've been told a GFCI master outlet must have input power to reset. If yours won't reset, it either had no input power OR it's defective. I suspect you don't have power at all.

When you say 'converter', could you mean 'inverter'? A converter transforms 110vAC electricity to 12vDC. An inverter transforms 12vDC (from a battery, for instance) to 110vAC.
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Thanks for your reply Mr. Dan! The plug Iím talking about is the plug that goes from the converter to the 110 plug to power the coach. I havenít this morning but going to go reset it right now. I did reset everything in the coach.

As Mr. Dan has stated, still not sure which "plug" you're referring to. But, it sounds like since you got it to reset by "pushing" in the plug, there may be loose ground connection (GFI = Ground Fault). If you're pushing in on the plug at the pedestal, then it may be a loose connection in the campgrounds pedestal and you should call them to come check it.

If you're pushing in on the "plug" where it plugs into the side of your RV, then YOU may have a problem either at the end of the cord or in the receptacle on the side of the RV.

Check your power cord thoroughly including the condition of the prongs on both ends for signs of corrosion and/or arcing (burned spots).
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:55 AM   #6
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Thank Mr Dan! Yes, it’s looking like NO power to gfci at all. I have reset the main breaker at the camp ground and waiting for the surge guard to reset now.
I really appreciate you responding.
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:58 AM   #7
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Also check the circuit breaker in your distribution panel. Occasionally when a GFCI trips it will trip the panel breaker.
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Thank Mr Dan! Yes, itís looking like NO power to gfci at all. I have reset the main breaker at the camp ground and waiting for the surge guard to reset now.
I really appreciate you responding.
You're welcome. Let us know if all this resolves your issue.
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Thank you Mr Dan and rracer5 for your responses.
I’m not sure what I did but get it to reset (for now). I again played with the plug that goes from the converter /charger to the 110 receptacle in the back of the coach. And attempt to tighten any connection I could find by the back of the coach. Etc. I can only hope it stays for the weekend and I will just have to take it in when we get back. Thank you both and Happy New Years.
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Thank you Mr Dan and rracer5 for your responses.
Iím not sure what I did but get it to reset (for now). I again played with the plug that goes from the converter /charger to the 110 receptacle in the back of the coach. And attempt to tighten any connection I could find by the back of the coach. Etc. I can only hope it stays for the weekend and I will just have to take it in when we get back. Thank you both and Happy New Years.

This is the phrase that's confusing us. Can you add a pic of the plug/receptacle you're playing with?
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