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Old 06-06-2014, 02:46 AM   #1
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1990 1/2 Bounder-GFCI reset?

Can anyone tell me where I can locate the GFCI reset for the galley in my 1990 1/2 Bounder? The refrigerator, outlet above sink, and exterior outlet all went out few weeks ago and I cannot locate it anywhere. I've looked everywhere including in cabinets high and low, and exterior. The only GFI outlet I found was in the bathroom and that circuit is fine.
The breakers in the panel are regular breakers with no reset button.
Has anyone had this problem?
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:18 AM   #2
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If you can only find the one GFI outlet , there is a possibility that it is bad even though you get power from the outlet. Other members have posted that the down stream wall outlets were not powered even though the actual plug in was powered.
Disconnect from shore power , uncover the GFI and pull it from the wall, plug the power back in and check the "load "side of the GFI with your voltmeter.
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A second thought. I always have second thoughts .
While you have the coach powered down, remove the face plate off the main 110v, panel and check all the breakers for continuity , and that the wiring connections are tight.
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I am a complete novice but I do bookkeeping for an electrician and have tried troubleshooting on his direction.
Breaker not trip but No power going to the 3rd circuit (no power going to the set of fuses designated for the galley).
Before I have someone come out to repair it i just wanted to make sure it wasnt the gfci, which according to manual, a should have 3.
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Have you taken the back vent cover of the fridge , on the outside of the coach?
That would be an odd spot for a GFI, because of the possibility of road spray or water from washing, tripping it , but some times coach manufacturers do strange things.
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Do basic stuff.

Me thinks your issue could be plugs slaved past the cfi you see.

So map your outlets....

Get a simple table lamp and plug it somewhere that works.

Turn off breakers until dark then mark breaker number on outlet with sharpie.

Repeat for every outlet.

Next look at number on gfi and see if any others with same number.

Plug light into one of those and hit test button on gfi.

If goes dark it is slaved from gfi.

If stays lit it is same circuit and before gfi.

Mark as such and repeat for all same numbered.

If you cannot find any working outlets with same number as gfi then likely issue is bad connection behind it.

You will need to shut off power and disconnect shore cord then make some measurements.

Assume all bad are on same circuit.

Make simple map of them.

Now check with ohmeter continuity between each part or each plug.

Check between plugs the fat to fat (neutral) and small to small (hot)

You likely only have one side bad and by mapping the outlet continuity between the parts you may find only one set not connected reducing places to look.

May not get it right away but it may help.

If you have 3 outlets and two have connection on all pins to same pins on same and other outlet and one has connection only to one one one pin and good on the rest then the bad connection pair is where to look first.

Be carefull and be sure power is off and verify voltage by checking it with voltmeter before touching wires even though you unplugged it.

Also get end of cord away from socket to prevent helper from plugging in when you are not looking
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My 91 Holiday Rambler has just one in the bathroom. GFCI's can easily go bad. Replace it!


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