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Old 05-12-2018, 12:13 PM   #1
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Appliances not working when I sat up rv

For some reason my microwave washer and fireplace are not working. I have tried everything resetting GFI checking brakers fuses I can not find any other resets I have a 2015 high country. Any suggestions ???
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Old 05-12-2018, 12:51 PM   #2
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Check the power cord to the trailer with a voltmeter to see if your getting 110 volts
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Old 05-12-2018, 03:08 PM   #3
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120vac breakers in your panel should be labeled. When tripped, they do not go to off. It is up to you to flip to off, then back on. Fuses are for 12vdc lights, etc and have nothing to do with your problem. Gfci breakered outlets only for things you plug into near water or outside rv as required by law. Microwave will be a 20 amp breaker, fireplace will be on a 15 amp breaker, washer will be on yet another 15 amp breaker. Sounds like you are not getting both legs of the 50 amp service from the park panel and you don't have a progressive power management system which would tell you if incoming power was good or not. Also, your breaker panel should have two 50 amp breakers in the center of the breakers, one for each leg. Make sure they are both really on by flipping to off, then back on.
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Old 05-13-2018, 05:30 AM   #4
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I have flipped brakers but all that isn't working are on one side of the main breaker.
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Old 05-13-2018, 05:34 AM   #5
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So is it possible my cord has a problem. I had it in the bed of truck in a lidded container but some how water got in there and my cord was submerged in water. I had no clue till I was cleaning out bed of truck. But it had been dried out for a few weeks before I came on the road.
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Old 05-13-2018, 08:33 AM   #6
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I think that that cord is toast. There will be water intrusion for at least the first couple of feet on both ends, which leads to corrosion and resistance which leads to heat and death. It has been published on older rigs that there were junction boxes under the slides that had a habit of connections failing. If you have this, I would suggest you take the cover off with power off and check to see how the connections look. The wire should be clean with no green and wire nuts should be tight.
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Old 05-13-2018, 08:50 AM   #7
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You 1st must make sure you have both legs of the 50amp service coming out of the pedestal.

If you do have the 50amps from pedestal, you need to check that its getting both legs of that service in your coach.

If its not getting both legs I would replace the power supply cord.
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Old 05-13-2018, 11:18 AM   #8
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I carry a good ohm meter for these problems. Use it to check the post. Then plug the power cord in and check the trailer end plug. That will tell you if the cord is bad.
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I just received my new power cord and nothing has changed still no microwave washer or fireplace.. could it be the converter ..or breaker it self because all those appliances or on left side of main breaker that isn't working .
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Could be breaker, make sure you are getting voltage to the breaker.......may also be coach wiring between your cord and breaker. Also, another possibility is a bad input plug or connection. Good luck.
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Old 05-15-2018, 06:44 PM   #11
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If you are comfortable troubleshooting 120 vac, use your voltmeter to verify you have 120 vac to both poles of the 50 amp breaker, both line side and load side. That will tell you if you are getting power to that main breaker and power out of that main breaker.

If the 50 amp breaker checks good, do the same to all individual breakers on the side the problem exists.
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:38 AM   #12
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It's not your converter. The converter converts 120V to 12V and you re not having a 12V problem.
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:28 AM   #13
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If you have 50 amp service sounds like one leg is not working.
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:55 AM   #14
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I have unplugged these appliances and plugged my blow-dryer in the outlets and it works. Could we now be looking at a power surge ???
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You could have had a power issue of some kind that took out these appliances...since you say a blow dryer in the outlets and it works in all. You won't be the last person to suffer this fate. That is why many of us have the progressive power management system, either hard wired in or the portable version, to protect our rvs. I have had issues on many occasions in our winter park as well as across the country.
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:51 PM   #16
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Run an extension cord to any of these appliances that you can to see if they will work on an outlet you know works Use one of your house outlets or directly off of a generator. The microwave should be easy. Just be sure it’s a cord heavy enough to run whichever ones you choose or just run it for a few seconds. Then report back on your findings.
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Old 05-16-2018, 01:01 PM   #17
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I have done this that's why now I'm leaning towards a surge.
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Oops! No EMS or as a minimum a surge protector?
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Sounds more and more like the appliances are fried.
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:02 PM   #20
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If your blow dryer works and the microwave don't then I think it time for some new appliances and a EMS so it doesn't happen again!

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