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Old 04-22-2018, 08:29 AM   #1
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Stumped by 120V power loss to television outlets

2010 Vista 32K:

Weíre freshly back on the road from about 5 weeks parked at my brothers house so we could do some light maintenance. Last night I raised the antenna to turn on the TV and found that both the front and bedroom TVís had no power.

I started searching and found that 3 of the upper outlets donít have power. 2 are in the same side of the front cabinet and one behind the bedroom television. I started checking breakers, fuses and GFCI switches (just in case) and could find no good reason why these particular outlets have no power.

What ideas can you suggest I try next? Itís weird that itís just a few outlets and in separate ends of the coach. Thanks for any ideas you can provide!
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I ran into this in my 99 fleetwood. turns out there 2 problems. first one was one of the GFI outlets had popped that served the rear of the coach. It was in a strange place, under a upper cabinet so I couldn't see it with out getting down on my knees. The 2nd problem was the front outlets didn't have any power. I found that they used power outlets where the wire is pushed down into the connecter at 90 degrees in the rear of the outlet. I had to remove the outlet recepticle and take it apart to repair it. The outlet itself was a bit of a strange configuration because it was a of a very "shallow" design. Only have seen this kind of recepticle in RV's. One of the push contacts had become bent so it lost contact with the wire internally. Once repaired the other outlets down stream started working again. More than likely this is what you are dealing with.
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2010 Vista 32K:

Weíre freshly back on the road from about 5 weeks parked at my brothers house so we could do some light maintenance. Last night I raised the antenna to turn on the TV and found that both the front and bedroom TVís had no power.

I started searching and found that 3 of the upper outlets donít have power. 2 are in the same side of the front cabinet and one behind the bedroom television. I started checking breakers, fuses and GFCI switches (just in case) and could find no good reason why these particular outlets have no power.

What ideas can you suggest I try next? Itís weird that itís just a few outlets and in separate ends of the coach. Thanks for any ideas you can provide!
Do you have an inverter? If so, check if a breaker on the inverter is tripped.

Check GFCI outlet. It might have failed.
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Here's the Body, 110 Volt Wiring Diagram for your coach. As stated previously, if you have an inverter it supplies the power to both front and rear TVs. A tripped breaker on that inverter would match your symptoms.

The inverter location can be seen in the Body, 110 Volt Wiring Installation diagram.
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Find your Xantrex inverter, it will be in a basement compartment behind a metal protective shield. You will find a duplex GFCI outlet on it, press the reset button.

The Xantrex inverter has a internal transfer switch and switches shore power thru when shore power is present. However the output of the inverter feeding the TV outlets and several others in your RV goes thru that GFCI outlet on the Xantrex. On occasion it will trip for reasons unknown.
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I located the inverter. Itís below my refrig with a panel visible in the stairwell. I see said GFCI but canít tell that I can is if itís truly resetting when I trip it. (I get no resistance in the rebound of the reset button. Assuming that the GFCI is bad what would be my course of action?
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EDIT: I was able to reset it. I had to use a screw driver to push it in as far as it wanted to go. (My fat fingers couldnít get the reset in far enough. THANKS!!!!
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