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Old 01-09-2019, 11:02 AM   #1
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311fs Loss power to Washing machine Receptacle. All breakers are ok have reset them. GFI working . Have check all plugs in side an out all are working. (expect that one plug)
Where dose the circuit for washing Machine get it power from . On road now but it work when we left home a week ago .
Have remove wire from receptacle
it is dead.

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Old 01-09-2019, 11:28 AM   #2
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311fs Loss power to Washing machine Receptacle. All breakers are ok have reset them. GFI working . Have check all plugs in side an out all are working. (expect that one plug)
Where dose the circuit for washing Machine get it power from . On road now but it work when we left home a week ago .
Have remove wire from receptacle
it is dead.


is there 110 volt at the wires, if so bad recepticle, if not wire may have pulled out of other outlet it is connected to. I doubt washer is on a dedicated circuit. Do you have a voltmeter?
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:30 AM   #3
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You might have to start taking apart outlets and check to see if 1 has a loose connection. Dont think there are wiri g diagrams for any rv
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311fs Loss power to Washing machine Receptacle. All breakers are ok have reset them. GFI working . Have check all plugs in side an out all are working. (expect that one plug)
Where dose the circuit for washing Machine get it power from . On road now but it work when we left home a week ago .
Have remove wire from receptacle
it is dead.


The washer should be on its own circuit. Turn off all, breakers then back on. one should be labeled Washer. If that doesn't work remove the nearest outlet in both directions. Check the wiring there. Is the W/D in a slide? if so, there will be a j-jox under the coach near the slide.
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:56 AM   #5
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311fs Loss power to Washing machine Receptacle. All breakers are ok have reset them. GFI working . Have check all plugs in side an out all are working. (expect that one plug)
Where dose the circuit for washing Machine get it power from . On road now but it work when we left home a week ago .
Have remove wire from receptacle
it is dead.

'Usually' (and I use that term loosely) when a rig is W/D ready, the outlet is on its own circuit, which originates at the power distribution/breaker box. Again 'usually' but not always as every rig is different and some get power to that outlet from a daisy-chained connection from another nearby outlet.

As mentioned, check the breakers and turn them off and back on.
If one is labeled 'washer', check for power coming out of the breaker where the wire attaches.

Do you own a multimeter and know how to use it?
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Might check your GFI.
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Might check your GFI.
Does anyone read the previous posts before answering?
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If it is on it's own breaker, check the wire on the breaker end. May have come loose.
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Just an FYI.
We had an issue where the Romex connectors were not plugged together in our rig creating a no power at the receptacles.
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Don't forget to take sure 50 amp plug has two hot legs active. In most 50 amp trailers the dryer, washer and second/ third AC are only loads on the alternate 50 amp supply leg.
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If it's a "speed receptacle" like this one, the wires may have lost their connection. These receptacles are crap.
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Just an FYI.
We had an issue where the Romex connectors were not plugged together in our rig creating a no power at the receptacles.
Please explain this statement. A Romex connector is a device used to hold the Romex wire into the metal or plastic box. Romex connectors don't plug together. Are you referring to Wirenuts? They also don't plug together, they twist on. Wire nut to wire. Not plugged together.
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Please explain this statement. A Romex connector is a device used to hold the Romex wire into the metal or plastic box. Romex connectors don't plug together. Are you referring to Wirenuts? They also don't plug together, they twist on. Wire nut to wire. Not plugged together.
'Connector' may not be the best word to describe it.... maybe splice?... although I've seen them listed as power connectors!

I've seen many of these (or similar) in R/Vs and I believe this is what they were referring to. The factory uses these to make wiring harnesses ahead of assembly and then plug them together during manufacturing. I too have seen some that were not properly connected or latched and came apart.



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'Connector' may not be the best word to describe it.... maybe splice?... although I've seen them listed as power connectors!

I've seen many of these (or similar) in R/Vs and I believe this is what they were referring to. The factory uses these to make wiring harnesses ahead of assembly and then plug them together during manufacturing. I too have seen some that were not properly connected or latched and came apart.




Looks like a place for a fire to start. Though it may be on the same principal as the plug on a lamp, electric water heater or even a residential refrigerator, those items are not drawing a variable amount of current nor are they pulling power all the time as some circuits could/would.
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Looks like a place for a fire to start. Though it may be on the same principal as the plug on a lamp, electric water heater or even a residential refrigerator, those items are not drawing a variable amount of current nor are they pulling power all the time as some circuits could/would.
Connectors/splices like this are rated for every bit as much current as the cable going to them. They would be no less efficient than the connector on the side of the rig for shore power.

And I know what is coming next... yes... there have been some issues from the shore connectors but mostly because of improper assembly/tightening, not from a non-capable connector.

Most of us never think twice whether the connector will handle 30/50a when connecting our shore power cable connection.
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I would think that it would be on it's own breaker.

Contact Coachmen they will help you out and should be able to get you a wiring diagram. I use the contact form in their app, make sure you have your VIN handy.

So far I have contacted them 3 times and all 3 times they responded within 24 hours with the information I needed. And in one case provided the parts free.

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Thanks all for the help.
Finally contacted Coachman to find out the washer/dryer will not run if electrical powered hot water heater is on. Will only run if water heater is on propane. So I did as they suggested and low an behold works fine. No mention of this in manual at all. What the heck LOL.
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Well, that's a new one. Similar to the microwave/fireplace interlock. Makes sense, though.

Although if you have 50 amp service, I wouldn't think you'd need an interlock.
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