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Old 03-24-2021, 01:20 PM   #1
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Plugs not working

Hello y'all, my name is Jared and this is my first post. I'm fairly new at rv-ing and have really been through a lot of obstacles so far. My latest one has me completely stumped. I thought I found a thread that would shed some light but it was missing the a key component to the solution. I have a 2019 forest river sandpiper model 403rd.
The other day my fiance was blow drying her hair in the bedroom and breaker blew somewhere. Almost all the plugs are not working along with the refrigerator. I've checked all breakers, fuses, gfi plug in bathroom, surge protector shows full power coming into rv... I'm stumped and hope someone can help me out.
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Old 03-24-2021, 01:43 PM   #2
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Almost all plugs? So some plugs do have power?
Does the microwave run?
Have you checked all breakers, shut off then on.
The main breaker?
Do you have a transfer switch and generator?
When you reset the gfi does it reset? Does the test button cause it to trip?
Do you have a volt meter? Test input to camper.
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Old 03-25-2021, 09:00 AM   #3
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Yes only some plugs it's actually 4 that work. Microwave runs. Not sur about the transfer switch and I have no transfer switch or generator. Power coming into rv reads full according to the surge protector. Gfi seems to be working as there is power to that outlet.
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Old 03-25-2021, 09:09 AM   #4
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How are you determining the outlet has power? If it is by the light it is probably tripped.

Can you test and reset the CFCI outlet? The buttons are in the center.

Some units have a 2nd GFCI and possibly somewhat hidden, under a cabinet or elsewhere
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Old 03-25-2021, 09:34 AM   #5
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Hello y'all, my name is Jared and this is my first post. I'm fairly new at rv-ing and have really been through a lot of obstacles so far. My latest one has me completely stumped. I thought I found a thread that would shed some light but it was missing the a key component to the solution. I have a 2019 forest river sandpiper model 403rd.
The other day my fiance was blow drying her hair in the bedroom and breaker blew somewhere. Almost all the plugs are not working along with the refrigerator. I've checked all breakers, fuses, gfi plug in bathroom, surge protector shows full power coming into rv... I'm stumped and hope someone can help me out.
The cause is obvious-the hair dryer is drawing too many amps. It has obviously tripped the GFCI or a breaker. Recheck both. Some GFCI receptacles are tricky-make sure you have really reset it. Turn all the breakers off and then on again.
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What happens when you push the reset on the gif outlet? Does it reset? What if you push the test button, what happens?
Can you take the outlet out and verify you have power to it?
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What happens when you push the reset on the gif outlet? Does it reset? What if you push the test button, what happens?
Can you take the outlet out and verify you have power to it?
As KVMusa says, the next step would to take a multimeter and test the GFCI input and output. If you get power in, but not out, and your GFCI is reset properly, then replace the GFCI.
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