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Old 11-22-2011, 03:04 PM   #1
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20 amp on living room slide keeps breaking.

Hello all, running into everything going wrong before my trip tomorrow. On my living room slide, none of the lights will turn on. I replaced all the burnt bulbs and when I tried to replace the 20 amp fuse in the bathroom, bam, blows it again. Tried it three times no joy. I turned everything off and turned all the breakers back on, still keeps blowing the fuse.
I'm going back in and pull every fuse to be sure.

It's a 04 dutchstar 4025. Thanks in advance. Josh
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:14 PM   #2
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It could be that there is a short in the 12 volt wiring to the slide. With the back and forth movement of the slide the 12 volt feed wire to the slide could of gotten pinched or shorted.
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If you look under the slide outside you may see a folding C channel that travels as slide opens or closes.
Your POWER CABLE to feed slide outlets and 12v lighting fold in this C channel, the cable may have wear at fold and is shorting out to fuse.
I also have a wiring outlet left side of slide with blank plate that the wiring of slide all connects in from these cables, would be under your table to left of electric outlet.
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Blowing a fuse means a serious overload or short circuit. The most simple approach would be to remove all the bulbs (it's possible that they are the wrong kind or have a defect that causing the problem) and see if that keeps the fuse from blowing. If it does, re-install one bulb at a time and switch it on. If the fuse blows when installing a particular bulb, that bulb or socket is a problem.
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:21 PM   #5
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Thanks all of you for the quick reply. It's getting dark, but I'll check those two places firs thing in the morning. I'll do the light buld pull now and checks the C channel tomorrow. Thanks again, I'll post the results manana.
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