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Old 07-07-2014, 06:09 PM   #1
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GFCI all dead

I recently purchased a 2002 Flagstaf 176 SD Limited. All electrical working well until i closed the door on a radio wire. After that the three existing electrical circuits (GFCI) tripped. Here's the issue. There's no button on the outlet to reset. I checked the fuses. All seem well.
Not sure where to go from here other than buy new switches.

Any help would be appreciated.


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Old 07-07-2014, 08:25 PM   #2
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Usually the first outlet in the GFCI circuit will have an outlet with the test and reset buttons on it but the remainder of the outlets down line from it will not. This is not the case with yours?



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Old 07-11-2014, 03:57 PM   #3
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Thank you for your response Dave. That is correct. None of them have a reset switch. I'm considering changing them all out this weekend.
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Old 07-11-2014, 04:06 PM   #4
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Ours tripped last weekend - had a reset in the breaker panel to flip - the reset button on the outlet would not solve it

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Is there a GFCI outlet outside?
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Old 07-11-2014, 04:13 PM   #6
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You indicated the 'fuses' all look ok, the GFCI cicuits are 115/120 volt and are fed with a circuit breaker (the fuses are normally for 12 volt systems) have you checked the circuit breakers? Sometimes they don't look tripped so turn it/them all the way off to reset then back on.
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Old 07-11-2014, 05:20 PM   #7
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Does the GFCI receive voltage but not put voltage out? GFCI's do sometimes fail.

The circuit breaker feeding the GFCI could have failed if it is not getting voltage but the breaker lever is in the On position. I think breaker failures like this are unusual but I have seen corrosion or burns on the bus where the breaker snaps on. The breaker lugs can loose their spring strength and not make good contact.
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Old 07-11-2014, 07:49 PM   #8
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The new generation of gfci cannot be reset if there is a short circuit or if they are overloaded. I had customer at his house he had his pool motor running and plug-in his skill saw it overloadded and tripped it it would not reset. I talk to a Leviton rep and told me it was a new safety feature on the plugs. Because older generation of plug would damage if overloaded and would no longer offer protection for ground faults. So if there was any electric arc on the wire change the GFCI. Another thing is make sure that the outlet that your camper is plugged in to still has power .
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:10 PM   #9
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it is not when it trips for a ground fault that it has to be replaced. It is only if you have short circuit or if the plug is overloaded.

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