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Old 12-02-2020, 02:43 PM   #1
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2016 DS Power Issues

Our outlets went out in the bedroom and half bath. The outlet in the bathroom cabinet has a reset switch but it won't click over and there is no indicator light lit up green or red on the outlet. Additionally the TV above dash and the internal vacuum system don't work.

We are plugged in at a park with full power.

We tried resetting each breaker.
We tried resetting the invertor (wasn't tripped so no reset).

We have limited electrical tools or experience and are isolating due to COVID so can't just run it up to our repair service center easily.

Thanks! Happy travels all.
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Old 12-02-2020, 02:52 PM   #2
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Did you find two breakers on the inverter ?

Are yours lever type or push button ones ?

It just sounds like an inverter breaker has tripped.
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Old 12-02-2020, 03:38 PM   #3
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Does the refrigerator and the microwave work? If so it is probably not your inverter. I have a breaker for the bedroom/bathroom/basement. Turn the breaker off and on. Be sure that is not tripping and goes all the way to on. If it doesn't feel like the other breakers it is probably bad. If that is OK go to the receptacle in the bathroom. Try resetting it again. If it won't reset I would remove the cover and test it with one of these.

https://www.amazon.com/Klein-Tools-N...6944799&sr=8-7

If it is the type of ground fault receptacle that has a red and green light on it, if both lights are out there is either no power going to the outlet or the outlet is bad.

It is also possible that there is a ground fault receptacle in your basement that is out. Take a look for receptacles down there and try to reset them.
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Did you find two breakers on the inverter ?

Are yours lever type or push button ones ?

It just sounds like an inverter breaker has tripped.


GFCI; won't reset , if it has no power supply.

The circuit breakers on the inverter are often down the side and small enough to be overlooked.
Push button on the breaker is about 1/2 the size of a pencil eraser.
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Check the GFCI outlet above the kitchen counter top too
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Interestingly enough that one has the green light on and seems okay. I will hit reset on it and see if it helps anything.



The invertor was not tripped and thus could not be reset. Pressing the button does nothing as it is not popped out. Was fun climbing in the basement to try though!
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I hit reset on the one in the kitchen. That one is fine. Still no light on the one in the bathroom though.

Waiting on a pen tester to arrive to test wires next. That is what out service provider suggested.



Glad most of the coach has power! Would like to fix this issue soon though.
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I've helped replace a bad circuit breaker in an inverter , so once you've got the tester don't be surprised if it leads you back there.
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Wow. What was that process like?
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A little awkward and time consuming .

Only myself to blame for the awkward ; I didn't realize the inverter ( mounted to the floor of the coach in the basement in a Holiday Rambler ) was on a slide mount with screws locking it in place .
I did the replacement with the inverter in place while laying on my back , and I could have dropped the inverter ( without disconnecting the cables , batteries disconnected and shore power off ) and set it on a box in the basement and sat outside while doing the replacement.
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Try Changing the GFCI that doesn't reset. I have 5 GFCI,s in my coach do all the others have the green light on?
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