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Old 11-17-2018, 10:25 AM   #1
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GFCI circuit breaker keeps tripping

BC, I've been having GFCI problems. That GFCI circuit breaker keeps tripping and my dealer can't replicate the problem. Most recently I've been running the Genset and doing some testing of my new TV install. Nothing plugged in except all the stuff that came with the coach and a hand held vacuum cleaner. And it's probably tripped 3 out of 4 times I've powered up. Is it perhaps tripping when the Genset levels out and begins to supply AC power? When in storage I always turn off the master power switch, but that should have nothing to do with tripping a GFCI. Seems abnormal to me. Trouble shooting ideas?
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Old 11-17-2018, 10:59 AM   #2
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Happening only on Gen power? GFI breakers/outlets seem to be sensitive to inductive loads, but this is not your case. I would check the connections at the GFI outlet, after that replace the GFI.
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Old 11-17-2018, 11:27 AM   #3
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Not a GFCI outlet. GFCI Breaker at the box. So I don't know what's tripping it. But I suspect the switching from batt to Gen or turning off the batt cutoff switch...
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Old 11-17-2018, 11:34 AM   #4
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so help us understand...

are all your outlets GFCI protected by this breaker box mounted unit or just some of them?

Is your genset a built-in part of rig or a separate unit?
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In order to help you, we need the exact details. Are you pluged in using your shore power cord directly? Are you plugged into a GFI circuit shore power? Find out exactly which outlets go out. They should only be outlets within 6' of
ANY WATER Supply.
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Old 11-17-2018, 11:59 AM   #6
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Swap out the breaker for a new one. Could be a bad GFI.
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Old 11-17-2018, 12:02 PM   #7
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Swap out the breaker for a new one. Could be a bad GFI.
A bad breaker or a bad GFCI?
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Old 11-17-2018, 12:33 PM   #8
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Swap out the GFCI circuit breaker. Its a combo (dual purpose) unit
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Old 11-17-2018, 12:36 PM   #9
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All 110 outlets go out, no power to them.
GFCI is a breaker not an outlet.
No water supply involved.
On gen only lately not sure about shore power. Genset is built in.
I think I'll take Scotts and Mr. Dans advice, pull the circuit breaker and see if that fixes it. If it's expensive I'll see if Dynamax will pay for it under warranty via my dealer.
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Under 50 bucks at Lowes or HD. Keep the receipt and return it if thats not the problem.
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