Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Alpine Coach Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-29-2012, 08:58 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 204
no power to microwave



In my previous post, I forgot to mention that the generator still preforms and all other systems appear to be normal. old trucker
__________________

__________________
Old Trucker is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-29-2012, 04:05 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
nightriderrv's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: May 2012
Location: NC
Posts: 1,682
Look at the breakers on the Genni some micro are hook in there and not the main panel
__________________

__________________
Mark Anderson - Nebo NC - western NC - RV Restoration tech - 9 Doggies - Outdoors person
1990 33ft Wilderness Cimarron 33X
nightriderrv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2012, 11:20 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 2,226
Check the GFCI receptacle and push the reset button it fixes a lot of things out.
__________________
Monty & Janet - 2007 Alpine APEX 40 MDTS
S/N - 75715 - Retired - Master Certified RV Tech
Old Rv'er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2012, 11:42 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,901
Our micro has a circuit breaker on the inverter.
__________________
Terry & Alice
2006 Bounder 38L DP
2012 GMC Terrain
firedoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2012, 01:14 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Olympia
Posts: 670
OT,
Unless a previous owner has upgraded the inverter, the microwave is not on an inverter circut, but likely as not, you already know that. My 2 cents worth is to listen to the 2 Daves!
__________________
Jeff
'99 Alpine Coach
Jeff and Cheryl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2012, 08:26 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
daveshan's Avatar


 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Durango CO
Posts: 580
On a '99 if the original owner ordered the 2000W inverter option the microwave IS powered by the inverter and has its own dedicated breaker in the inverter panel. Used ours to warm some coffee last weekend. No generator and piping hot coffee what's not to like.
__________________
The above post is just my experience/opinion which is worth exactly what you paid for it.

'05 Lance 845/'06 F-250 or '99 Alpine 36SDS Usually towing an '01 Wrangler locked on 35"s or moderate '98 Cherokee on 33"s (rear locker only)
daveshan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2012, 10:52 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Tom and Patty's Avatar


 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,850
On our 2000 built in 6/99 there are three breakers that could trip to keep the microwave from working.

First the GFI breaker at the sink. Cycle that one.

Second the breaker at the electrical panel.

Thirdly, the breaker at the inverter. But on our coach, that breaker will shut down other outlets too......like the bath GFI.

We have had all of those trip under different circumstances at one time or another.

If none of those get you going, did you try Dave F's suggestion?

OT, call me if you'd like. I think you have my number.

TD
__________________
Tom, Patty, Hannah "The Big Dog" and Abby Kat, Indianapolis, Indiana 2000 36' FDS 72232 Our Photos
We live out in our old van. Travel all across this land. Drive until the city lights dissolve into a country sky, me and you - hand in hand.
Tom and Patty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2012, 10:55 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Tom and Patty's Avatar


 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,850
Quote:
Originally Posted by daveshan
On a '99 if the original owner ordered the 2000W inverter option the microwave IS powered by the inverter and has its own dedicated breaker in the inverter panel. Used ours to warm some coffee last weekend. No generator and piping hot coffee what's not to like.
Yup, done it many times in forest service campgrounds during non-genset hours. Sure does drain the batteries!!!
__________________
Tom, Patty, Hannah "The Big Dog" and Abby Kat, Indianapolis, Indiana 2000 36' FDS 72232 Our Photos
We live out in our old van. Travel all across this land. Drive until the city lights dissolve into a country sky, me and you - hand in hand.
Tom and Patty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2012, 11:54 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
daveshan's Avatar


 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Durango CO
Posts: 580
OK since Old Trucker and I have the exact same coaches I went out, unplugged mine and did some tests.

With GFI over the sink tripped, the outlets in bath and kitchen are dead. Microwave and lights still work. The red breaker (labeled "convection oven") in the picture below killed the microwave. Any built in microwave should be on a dedicated circuit, especially a convection oven.



There are buttons on the inverter that will kill power output but other items would be affected. If resetting this breaker doesn't work you probably should take the outlet out and check power at the wires. Outlets do fail internally and it's tight up there but that's the next step in troubleshooting.

EDIT: not impossible for the breaker to have failed also, it's easy to pull and check continuity on it.
__________________
The above post is just my experience/opinion which is worth exactly what you paid for it.

'05 Lance 845/'06 F-250 or '99 Alpine 36SDS Usually towing an '01 Wrangler locked on 35"s or moderate '98 Cherokee on 33"s (rear locker only)
daveshan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2012, 02:36 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Tom and Patty's Avatar


 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,850
I stand corrected. The micro isn't on the GFI circuit. After 8 years you would think I would know
__________________
Tom, Patty, Hannah "The Big Dog" and Abby Kat, Indianapolis, Indiana 2000 36' FDS 72232 Our Photos
We live out in our old van. Travel all across this land. Drive until the city lights dissolve into a country sky, me and you - hand in hand.
Tom and Patty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2012, 07:10 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
tiredvet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 396
Could the red breaker be faulty??
__________________
Jim & Elissa Edmonds
2003 34FDDS Alpine Banks 430hp #74869
Viola, Idaho 3rd Armored Cav & 3rd Infantry Division
tiredvet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2012, 07:15 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
tiredvet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 396
OOps I missed your edit daveshan.
__________________

__________________
Jim & Elissa Edmonds
2003 34FDDS Alpine Banks 430hp #74869
Viola, Idaho 3rd Armored Cav & 3rd Infantry Division
tiredvet is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
power



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.