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Old 01-14-2019, 09:23 PM   #1
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Lost power for rear outlets, engine block heater, tv

My batteries on my 01 Journey DL were low, so I was going to move out of storage, recharge batteries then return to storage and disconnect batteries.

When I was charging using generator, I turned on some space heaters and the engine block heater, and soon lost power to space heaters and outlets in rear of coach, lost power to engine block heater, and lost power to tv which was also going. Some outlets in front part of coach still operating.

I can not find any fuse or breaker to reset. I checked breakers under bed, didnít see any fuses in front fuse box for outlets or block heater, and tried pushing resets & on / off switch on inverter (outside where electrical chord storage compartment is).

I probably overloaded system, how do I reset? Or is there a thermal switch that will automatically reset after time?

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There should be 2 breakers on the generator itself--sounds like you may have popped one and it needs to be reset.
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Thanks Chris, I looked on the generator and in the manual and I only see (1) line circuit breaker. I tried resetting, but did not help.

I have coach at home now, plugged in shore power and still no power to rear outlets, etc. one thing I noticed is normally when I plug into shore power I hear a click like the inverter or something powers up. Now I hear nothing....

Will the Winnebago help desk answer questions like this?
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Are you sure there aren't a pair of circuit breakers on the generator right next to the start switch? Do you have the Onan Marquis Gold 5.5KW LP generator or the 7.5KW Onan Quiet Diesel one? Is your coach 30A or 50A?

Assuming you have the 2001 Journey DL 36LD, here's the Body, 110 Volt Wiring Diagram for your coach. You should be able to identify which breakers control what in the coach.

Yes, I would expect the Winnebago folks to be very helpful if they can.
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Check GFI Outlets to see if it tripped
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I had a similar power loss last year in my 2002 Horizon. It turned out to be the engine block heater cord had a short causing the breaker to trip. Once repaired I reset the breaker...or so I thought, but it turned out I had not. I found out on this type of breaker you have to firmly press the toggle to the off position until it clicks and then on. On my Horizon the engine block heater breaker was the first 15 amp breaker from the right.
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I had a similar power loss last year in my 2002 Horizon. It turned out to be the engine block heater cord had a short causing the breaker to trip. Once repaired I reset the breaker...or so I thought, but it turned out I had not. I found out on this type of breaker you have to firmly press the toggle to the off position until it clicks and then on. On my Horizon the engine block heater breaker was the first 15 amp breaker from the right.
Bingo! Thanks Jammin. By firmly pressing down on the breaker (not just flipping up & down) it reset the breaker and life is good! Feel silly it was that simple, but can set my mind at ease.

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Bingo! Thanks Jammin. By firmly pressing down on the breaker (not just flipping up & down) it reset the breaker and life is good! Feel silly it was that simple, but can set my mind at ease.

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Youíre welcome! Anything for a 36LD brother. Donít we wish all our fixes were so simple. Also with the diagrams that Chris provided you can see the different circuits and in the future spread out the load of those heaters.
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