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Old 08-26-2012, 08:20 AM   #1
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gfi tripped, won't reset

After a night of rain the gfi in the coach tripped when we turned the coffee pot on. The only things on the circuit at the time we the pot an my cell charger. All other circuits are still working, tv's fridge,ac etc. The are two plugs outside the coach, with one being in the equipment bay the other outside. It is a 96 Damon ultrasport 3010.
We had no problems yesterday so I am guessing the rain may be to blame. We are in an older state park, but the power posts are fairly new.

Should I be concerned when it comes time to head home?
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:26 AM   #2
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If it's rained that much the outside plug has to got really wet it a dead short for it to trip like that if you can dry it out some how it might start holding or the gfic might have went bad but my bet would on wet plug
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:46 AM   #3
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GFCI's go bad too.. could be the moisture in the air and corrosion. I would change it out, personally
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More than likely a wet outlet outside.
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Check the patio outlet first- plug in something/anything, and then check the blades on the plug when you pull it out. If there is moisture, there's the problem.

A hairdryer on low, or a fan, or even plugging your something/anything in and out multiple times (wiping off the blades each time) will dry your outlet
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they are only a few bucks..........replace it.......they do go bad, at the same time replace any hardend or bad gaskets
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Thought my GFI for bath kitchen circuit had gone bad. Nothing would work and would not reset. Went down and bought replacement fixture. When I pulled the existing fixture I fould a wire disconnected, and we had been sitting in the same place for 2 months, mh had not moved. Reconnected the wire and everything has been working fine for 3 months now. Have a spare GFI!
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Thought my GFI for bath kitchen circuit had gone bad. Nothing would work and would not reset. Went down and bought replacement fixture. When I pulled the existing fixture I fould a wire disconnected, and we had been sitting in the same place for 2 months, mh had not moved. Reconnected the wire and everything has been working fine for 3 months now. Have a spare GFI!
Same story. Mine was a green ground wire. I too have a spare GFI.
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Wires will come loose a little tension on them and screw not tight and the normal walking around
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:54 AM   #10
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Got her home last night, and plugged it in at the house. Thought I would push the reset one more time. Bad mistake. It shot sparks and let the magic smoke out of the outlet and tripped for the last time. Looks like a new gfi in my future.
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As mentioned above: water, loose wires, bad GFI.
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GFCI's go bad too.. could be the moisture in the air and corrosion. I would change it out, personally
I have found that breakers ('specially GFIs) get weaker with age and the number of times they are tripped. I had one of a pair of 50A breakers for the ACs refuse to hold after it tripped 2X. I had the same happen at a home in AZ that was under a roof outside but got wet from a misaimed sprinkler. It tripped and was so weak, it couldn't handle more than an 8-10 A load (my edger).
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