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Old 09-03-2019, 07:59 AM   #1
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I have a 2004 Discovery the GFI is not working in the bathroom which knocks out the outlets in the kitchen I have no power to the GFI.I checked all the fuses,they are all good, any help would be great or an electrical print to see what feeds the outlet.
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First hit “reset” button on gfi. If still nothing just replace the gfi outlet. They do go bad.
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Old 09-03-2019, 05:39 PM   #3
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Why do you think it is not working correctly? It is supposed to trip if it detects a ground fault in anything plugged into it or any of the outlets downstream from it. Odds are it is "working as designed". Fuses have nothing to do with GFCI, nor circuit breakers either.


Yes, it is possible for a GFCI to fail, but that's not usually the case (despite the popular internet opinions to the contrary).



This brief article may help you understand:
https://simple.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/...current_device
https://home.howstuffworks.com/question117.htm
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Old 09-03-2019, 05:45 PM   #4
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The GFCI outlet must have power to it in order to reset it.
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Old 09-03-2019, 07:11 PM   #5
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i chased this problem recently on a fifth wheel... It turned out to be a heating rod to my refrigerator... see if the GFI holds with the fridge off.... If that does not work try it with the water heater off, check heating element....
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Old 09-03-2019, 07:27 PM   #6
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I would first check the power coming into the GFI outlet. If there is power there the issue is in the GFI or downstream. If no power the issue is upstream (toward the breaker box). This test can be done with a multimeter or a neon tester. Links to both below.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/WALFRONT-...133154a42dc83b


https://www.fruitridgetools.com/elec...obe%2049666-IR


They aren't the best of their type but they should get the job done.
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I had a problem this past weekend while trying to charge my golf cart with a basement outlet (GFCI outlet). Everytime I plugged the extension cord, which was connected to the battery charger, into the outlet, the outlet would trip. I reset the outlet, then tried again. Same results. I then plugged the charger directly into the outlet. BINGO, it worked. Evidently the extension cord was the culprit. Just wanted to add my experience in case it would help someone else.
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I'm one of those who have actually had a GFI fail (wouldn't reset). Replacement one wants to trip at random when plugging in or unplugging appliances so it's replacement is sitting in a drawer and waiting (that way I know it will never fail...).
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We had a similar issue with our prior 2006 Bounder. Had no power to any outlet on the GFCI circuit. Pressing the reset on the outlet in the bathroom did nothing. Turned out, one of the wires had come out of the connector hole on that outlet in the bathroom. Reconnected it & BINGO!, power restored to it & all connected outlets.

Pull the outlet & check the connections. They can vibrate loose. It could be as simple as that.

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I have a 2004 Discovery the GFI is not working in the bathroom which knocks out the outlets in the kitchen I have no power to the GFI.I checked all the fuses,they are all good, any help would be great or an electrical print to see what feeds the outlet.


On my 2003 it also had a gfi in the compartment under the awning on passenger side. If that tripped I had no power to the one in the bath.
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We had a similar issue with our prior 2006 Bounder. Had no power to any outlet on the GFCI circuit. Pressing the reset on the outlet in the bathroom did nothing. Turned out, one of the wires had come out of the connector hole on that outlet in the bathroom. Reconnected it & BINGO!, power restored to it & all connected outlets.

Pull the outlet & check the connections. They can vibrate loose. It could be as simple as that.

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Wow. We had the exact same thing happen on our 2006 Bounder also!
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Old 09-05-2019, 05:15 PM   #12
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power loss

Thanks to everyone who contributed to my problem.I fixed the problem today and it turned out to be a bad GFI,when I checked the power to the line side with my neon tester it showed no power.When I came back today I checked the line side with my multimeter it showed power to line side would not reset,replaced GFI problem solved.Dennis and Mary Ann were right on target but there was great information from the rest of the members who chimed in.By the way I filed my trusty neon tester in the G file.
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