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Old 01-30-2021, 04:39 PM   #21
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I would not worry too much about that wire to the pump. Mine is 6 ga which is rated for 65 amps. But that wire amp rating is based on no more than 3 wires in a raceway or cable for heat management. And that wire to the pump is not in a raceway or cable. It is a single wire in free air about 2’ long and only carries current for a short period of time, 1 minute or so each time. Check your wire size to see if it is 6 ga or larger.
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Old 01-30-2021, 04:50 PM   #22
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My wiring is 4 gauge, about 2 feet. Check your wiring. See the chart below
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Old 01-30-2021, 05:44 PM   #23
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.... Failure to upgrade wiring after upgrading the circuit breaker can lead to overheating which can lead to fire, property damage, personal injury, or death....
Montana has used #4 copper stranded wire for those circuits for the last 5+ (or more) years. That gauge is adequate for 80 amp service.
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Old 02-07-2021, 02:08 PM   #24
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Hi all. Just wanted to get back to you and let you know a 50 amp breaker was toast. Got it replaced and everything works like a charm. Thanks for everyone’s input. Much appreciated.
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Thanks for letting us know the result.
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Old 02-08-2021, 07:58 AM   #26
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Owners manual suggests being plugged in to electric when moving slides.
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Old 02-14-2021, 09:46 AM   #27
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I’m replacing my 50 amp to an 80 amp today but I suspect I’ll need to replace the 30 amp as well. When my slides stop I always know when the CB resets when the fridge comes back on and beeps. Thing is the fridge is on the 30 amp circuit so the pump control circuit must also be wired to the 30 amp. When I disconnected the pump sure enough the solenoids in the control circuits clicked but of course the pump didn’t engage.
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I’m replacing my 50 amp to an 80 amp today but I suspect I’ll need to replace the 30 amp as well. When my slides stop I always know when the CB resets when the fridge comes back on and beeps. Thing is the fridge is on the 30 amp circuit so the pump control circuit must also be wired to the 30 amp. When I disconnected the pump sure enough the solenoids in the control circuits clicked but of course the pump didn’t engage.
I would check the wiring very carefully. Typically the pump is wired to a dedicated breaker that affects nothing but the pump when it trips. But there have been some who reported that in some cases some of the breakers have been wired in series. Which is wrong.
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The pump is on a dedicated circuit and its own CB however the valve control circuitry is on the other CB. Came from the factory that way
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Great info. Thanks a ton!
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Somehow, it’s strangely reassuring to know that it’s not just those of us with the cheap-o cable-actuated slides who are having problems.
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