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Old 08-22-2016, 04:24 PM   #57
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Are these the buttons (circled in RED) referred to above?


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Old 08-22-2016, 04:49 PM   #58
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That's progress.

Can you tell me the make and model of your converter? (PD-91XX, etc)

There is NOT a reset button associated with most converters. You can determine if it is working by measuring the voltage, at the house battery terminals, when the coach is plugged into shore power, and comparing that voltage reading with the reading when the coach is NOT plugged into shore power. If the voltage does not change, then the converter is not working.

Make and model. is this what you mean?

Brand is MagnaTEK

Model series 7400 7455
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Old 08-22-2016, 04:50 PM   #59
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The circuit breakers would be inside the box (but not on the circuit board). Probably along the bottom or left hand wall of the box.
Press the little plungers in the base if they are extended.

I hope pressing the TOPS of those disconnect switches has the desired effect. If not, chances are that the Magnetek Converter is the culprit.

Please look at the pic below....is that what you're talking about? Plungers circled in RED



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Old 08-22-2016, 04:52 PM   #60
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My comment was in regard to the 6 volt battery voltage reading. If your batteries have three filler caps then they are 6 volt.

While reading the posts since my last comment I had a weird recall. When we first got our unit I accidentally turned off a dash switch called auxiliary power. That killed all the twelve volt inside the motorhome. Do you have such a switch; if yes then turn it back on.
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Ok....DH is now saying that the coach batteries are dead.
He believed that they were fully charged yesterday.

So, don't know if this is a new wrinkle, or just part of the whole problem.
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My comment was in regard to the 6 volt battery voltage reading. If your batteries have three filler caps then they are 6 volt.

While reading the posts since my last comment I had a weird recall. When we first got our unit I accidentally turned off a dash switch called auxiliary power. That killed all the twelve volt inside the motorhome. Do you have such a switch; if yes then turn it back on.

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Don't look like you got a similar switch.
No idea what lse to suggest but I would try to find a wiring schematic and follow that.
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As an aside....not related to troubles....what is that radio button for?






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Not kidding.....DH just went to get his blood-pressure pills refilled. We're stressed-out!!
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Ok....DH is now saying that the coach batteries are dead.
He believed that they were fully charged yesterday.

So, don't know if this is a new wrinkle, or just part of the whole problem.

DH strongly believes that the two coach batteries were showing 6v of charge (each) yesterday, so he's shocked that now not only are the both dead, but they aren't recharging by running the RV.

I'm going to open this forum onto DH's tablet so he can read all that has been written himself (rather than thru me).

Thank you all for what you've provided so far. Hopefully, we'll get this solved soon. We're both on edge, as you can imagine.
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Both battery switches are in the "up" or connected position.

Both BCC breakers were reset with no impact to help the current problem(s)

The coach batteries have completely discharged from yesterday and won't recharge.

The breakers in the coach are still normal ...none are flipped.

Fuses were checked yesterday and were ok.

The shore power is still powering the microwave (only thing in coach that is on).


I haven't yet tried to directly connect the fridge thru outside because I'm not sure where the access is.
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Check the batteres for water, if low use distilled water. The batteries might have read 6v with no load but any load may pull them to 0v. Likely if they are old, over 3-4 years theyvare just dead. Your converter may be bad also. We had our converter die and alk kinds of weirdness ensued like you have going on. You should see 13.5 -14v on the coach batteries when plugged into shore power indicating the convertor is charging the batteries. If you are handy check out Best Converters online to buy a replacement.
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BTW, you can get diagrams and some support from Fleetwood
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Check the batteres for water, if low use distilled water. The batteries might have read 6v with no load but any load may pull them to 0v. Likely if they are old, over 3-4 years theyvare just dead. Your converter may be bad also. We had our converter die and alk kinds of weirdness ensued like you have going on. You should see 13.5 -14v on the coach batteries when plugged into shore power indicating the convertor is charging the batteries. If you are handy check out Best Converters online to buy a replacement.

We do suspect that the coach batteries (pair 6v each) are older and will be replaced.

I think they say "deep cycle" on them. Where is the most economical place to buy these?

And is there a preferable brand?
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BamamomRTR, sorry but I had to run off for a few hours to assist with a neighborhood fish fry.

I see there have been several "cooks in the kitchen" trying to help with your problem since I last checked in. I hope you aren't completely confused and discouraged at this point.

My conclusion (guess?) is that your converter is completely dead and has helped drain your batteries as well.

Does your DH have a standalone battery charger by any chance?

If you could place a battery charger on the pair of 6V batteries it could function in place of the converter. You would need to place the charger across the two batteries as if they were one large 12V battery. You also need a live outlet to plug it into.

If the batteries are completely drained, it may be necessary to actually disconnect the short cable between the two six volt batteries to prevent them from overloading the charger.

BTW - That Radio switch is there to power the radio from the house batteries when parked and ON shore power without risking the depletion of the chassis battery. The other position powers the radio from the chassis battery via the ignition switch.
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