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Old 11-27-2021, 08:01 PM   #1
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Where is the fuse for a retractable power cord reel?

In my 07 National Pacifica I have a retactable power cord reel. The only company name I find is on a 110V looking outlet right next to the reel that says Power Tek on it. There is a rocker switch close by and then there is the reel itself with 30' or more of 50 amp cable.
The system worked fine though many times it sounded like it was working pretty hard. Then the other day it just quit while bringing in about 10' or so. The 110V outlet that I mention above has no power to it. The rocker switch that I mention feels sticky instead of having a spring feel.
I can find NO fuse in any of the breaker and fuse panels. Any help would be appreciated. I am currently plugged into a 50 amp pedestal and it is working fine so I dont think anything is wrong with the power cord.

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WHAT KIND OF RETRACTABLE REEL SYSTEM DO i HAVE
WHERE MIGHT THE POWER BE COMING FROM? Breaker or fuse???



Thanks and God bless.........Dennis
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Old 11-28-2021, 05:20 AM   #2
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Mine didn't work when I bought it. Ended up being a resettable CB on the back wall in the electric bay, next to a bunch of other resettable CBs. Each has a little button on top that you can reset. Sounds like you popped one of these.
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Old 11-29-2021, 07:58 PM   #3
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It's the simple things to look for.

Searched every fuse and breaker panel from the generator output to the exhaust molecular composite dump. Nothing NEGATIVE! All working and testing positive on the meter. So go back and see the yes or no assemblies.

The cables are all just fine. The motor has continuity from front to back. The switch is.....whoa.... intermittent voltage.....Take the durn thing that looks like it doesnt come apart; but with close inspection it pulls apart afterall.....Guess what those cheap by-the-hour techs did when they built the switch. They used spade connectors that you squish together with vice-grips......Except they skipped that step. No, they didn't solder but just stuck the wire into the connector and plugged it into the switch assembly. Yes, I have a problem with leaving the wire to just pull out and give me a motor that doesnt work........

Yes, IT WAS THAT SIMPLE.....hours and hours of inspection for a 3 minute repair that will last my lifetime.....God bless.......Dennis
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Old 11-30-2021, 04:50 AM   #4
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Glad you figured it out.
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