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Old 03-05-2012, 07:18 PM   #1
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No power to 120 outlets in Wildcat 2012

We have a 2012 Wildcat Sterling 5th wheel. All electric has been working fine up to a few hours ago. Currently, there are 6 outlets no getting any power. I have flipped all the breakers, checked all the fuses, and reset the gfi outlets - still nothing to the 120 outlets. What else can I check?
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:20 PM   #2
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Find the first gfci inline and remove it to check for a loose connection . they seem to daisy chain all of them from one to another . I bet you find the problem .
There been posts on loose connections behind the gfcis
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Be sure that you have turned breakers all the way off.....then re-set to on. Some times breakers do not go all the way to off.
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As I said to another poster if you don't have a simple volt ohm meter GET one .
You will need it sooner not later .!
good luck !
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The gfci are working it's the 120 outlets which are not.
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Thank you have rechecked breakers and all seem to be good. I'm wondering if I have a faulty circuit breaker - it's a 2-pole/15-20 amp breaker.
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the gfcis normally run the non gfci outlets . which is why I am saying to check behind gfcis for loose connections to the "normal" 11o outlets .
my outside outlet is run off of the bathroom gfci. normally yes it would pop if I overload the outside outlet . But if theres a loose connection within the wall that outlet and others are dead .
I dont know if thats your problem but thats where id start if like the previous poster side flip all your breakers just to make sure there not tripped even if they look like there not .
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Thank you have rechecked breakers and all seem to be good. I'm wondering if I have a faulty circuit breaker - it's a 2-pole/15-20 amp breaker.
again a volt ohm meter would tell you if the breaker is in fact bad.
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Check for broken/cracked receptacle ( plugs ). Remove plugs that are not working, and check back side for loose wires. The trailer bounces alot, so a loose wire is vary likely. If a wire has come loose, nothing down stream will work. Shore power is good right?
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The 4 gfic plugs are operational, as well as 2 additional plugs in the bedroom. The remaining plugs at the rear of the rv (living area) and 2 additional in the bedroom are not working
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Check for broken/cracked receptacle ( plugs ). Remove plugs that are not working, and check back side for loose wires. The trailer bounces alot, so a loose wire is vary likely. If a wire has come loose, nothing down stream will work. Shore power is good right?

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Old 03-05-2012, 09:03 PM   #12
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my guess is one of the wires on one of the outlets came loose - it may not be one of the four that are not working either - it could be the one before the first one that isnt working - I know they use the part where you stab the wire in the hole and it stays versus taking the screw loose and twisting it around the screw for a more positive connection.

(Black (Hot) wire goes to Gold, White (Neutral) wire goes to Silver and Green (Ground) wire goes to Green)
I always remember it as Black Hills Gold which is what someone taught me a long time ago.

I would shut the breakers off when you work on the outlet so you do not get shocked and especialy do not touch the black and white wire together or you will get a nice blue spark -

if you have a Multimeter you can verify if you are getting a low voltage condition or no voltage to the dead receptacles.

Like f1100turbo said if you do not have a Multimeter - now would be the best time to get one. Flukes are nice but very pricey - a $20 meter will do what you are looking to do.
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