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Old 07-14-2015, 06:27 PM   #1
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We were running both an electric teapot and a hairdryer this morning when we suddenly lost all power to only the outlets in the entire coach. We have a 2002 36' Intrigue and can only find one GFCI outlet in the bedroom next to the wardrobe closet. We couldn't get the GFCI to reset, so we installed a new one, and still have no power. The new GFCI outlet won't reset either, so we're assuming there is no power going to the outlet. We have reset the breakers in the breaker box. Electrical issues aren't our specialty-- can anyone provide any suggestions? Appreciate your help!
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Old 07-14-2015, 07:19 PM   #2
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Brett.. you probably have an inverter which will have a couple of circuit breakers on the side of it. Check them to make sure they have not tripped.

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Usually there are more then one GFCI outlet in a motorhome, look closely under the kitchen cabinets or in the bathroom, usually at the rasor outlet.
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Mine has a GFCI under the cabinet on the drivers side across from the kitchen sink.
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I had a similar problem with out entertainment area plugs and the inverters was in the storage bay next to our door and had tripped. Who knew it was there?, the folks on this forum.


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Hey Ron,
I did find that one of the breakers had flipped on the inverter. Sure enough, that was the problem. Thanks so much for your help, and thanks to all that replied.
I have only owned my coach since February and you guys have been extremely helpful.
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You're very welcome. The first time that happened to me, I spent two days trying to figure it out until someone on another forum mentioned these breakers.

When ever anyone on any of the forums I participate in, have an 120v outlet problem, 9 times out of 10, it is one of these inverter breakers that is the problem.

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Just as a fyi the transfer switch in some inverters will not latch on fault requiring a re-set on the inverter. I have seen it in a couple of rigs with no power and reset cured the problem.
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We were running both an electric teapot and a hairdryer this morning when we suddenly lost all power to only the outlets in the entire coach. We have a 2002 36' Intrigue and can only find one GFCI outlet in the bedroom next to the wardrobe closet. We couldn't get the GFCI to reset, so we installed a new one, and still have no power. The new GFCI outlet won't reset either, so we're assuming there is no power going to the outlet. We have reset the breakers in the breaker box. Electrical issues aren't our specialty-- can anyone provide any suggestions? Appreciate your help!
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Over loading an "AC receptacle circuit" in your RV can and will trip a breaker on your inverter......(running both an electric teapot and a hairdryer usually overloads a circuit and trips a breaker).
My inverter has 2 "pop out circuit breakers" on the face of the inverter itself.
If one pops out, (trips), unplugging whatever overloaded the circuit, (in your case the teapot and hair dryer), and pushing the breaker in resets it.

BTW over loading a circuit seldom trips a GFCI in that circuit.... but if one is tripped it will not reset unless it sees 120VAC power.

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