Had a reallly perplexing electrical issue.
One of the 110 breakers (5a) kept popping. (New ACE 30.3 less than 3k miles.)
Ok, I've had breakers pop before for some (eventually) obvious reason.
This time, the breaker would be fine for...... 15 to 20 minutes then pop. (Usually during my nap! lol)
I'd reset the thing... then.... 15-20 minutes later..... pop.
Finally, I unplugged everything on the circuit - two refrigerators, 3 tv's, dvd player - everything but the converter.
Ok.... the circuit stayed live. Hmmmm overloaded circuit, right??
So, I think, ok, I'll change some of the appliances to other circuits.
But wait... maybe it's the breaker itself.... they do go bad... so I unplug and take it apart.
I think, ok, I'll remove the breaker just for a look-see. (I'm more of a 'wire wiggler' than an automotive electrician.)
WTH??? The wire's insulation has melted!! (see photo) And just about that time, I realize why....
The wire falls out of the breaker all by itself.
An arcing wire right under my bed. Great.
Ok... so I had to go buy a new extended square drive #2 because a regular one wouldn't fit in the recess (photo).... and while I was there picked up some shrink tubing.
Fix was easy, shrink tube over the melted insulation, back together everything fine....
But.... I think... I'd better wiggle the REST of the wires....
Before I know it, I have ANOTHER wire in my hand having fallen out of the breaker. This time, it's a dry crimp wire connector not crimped correctly. (photo)
Whew, I think... so I blow all the factory debris out of the electrical panel, button things up and what do I discover??
There was a NAIL from a nail gun laying in the electrical panel amid the sawdust!! (photo)
So.... thank Goodness my new coach did not burn up.
Thought I'd pass this along to fellow 'wire wigglers'.
I'd love to hear what other's experiences have or will turn out to be with this.
Be sure to unplug first.
Lon aka woodbender