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clockdrfla

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Electrical outlet problem
« on: August 17, 2017, 09:25:11 AM »
Electrical outlet quit working this morning.  Coffee pot light went out.  Checked all breakers and re set every one.  There is a 15 amp fuse red light that is on.  Fuse checked ok but replaced with a new one anyway.  Red light still remains on. What is going on?

Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Electrical outlet problem
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2017, 09:58:04 AM »
What does that fuse power?  It may have something to do with power management, e.g. a 30A load manager, and that could in turn effect the 120v power to outlets. Otherwise, a fuse wouldn't have anything to do with 120v power.

What about a GFCI for that outlet, either at that outlet or upstream (bathroom is a likely place)? Or is it perhaps powered through an inverter? 

What sort of RV type and model are we talking about?
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clockdrfla

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Re: Electrical outlet problem
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2017, 10:15:52 AM »
What does that fuse power?  It may have something to do with power management, e.g. a 30A load manager, and that could in turn effect the 120v power to outlets. Otherwise, a fuse wouldn't have anything to do with 120v power.

What about a GFCI for that outlet, either at that outlet or upstream (bathroom is a likely place)? Or is it perhaps powered through an inverter? 

What sort of RV type and model are we talking about?
It was the GFCI in the bathroom.  Red light still on in breaker box.  Label reads lp by 15 amp fuse that remains on.  2012 Open Range 398rls

TonyDtorch

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Re: Electrical outlet problem
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2017, 10:40:08 AM »
anytime you lose power the first thing to check is a GFCI receptacle.   .

clockdrfla

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Re: Electrical outlet problem
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2017, 12:12:28 PM »
anytime you lose power the first thing to check is a GFCI receptacle.   .
Yeah, I knew that.  I pushed the one in the bath but pushed the wrong button. Was doing it without glasses and kind of in the dark.😀

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Re: Electrical outlet problem
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2017, 12:16:48 PM »
anytime you lose power the first thing to check is a GFCI receptacle.   .
Are you saying it's fixed now?
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clockdrfla

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Re: Electrical outlet problem
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2017, 02:01:26 PM »
Are you saying it's fixed now?
Partially.  The outlet works but I have a red light on in my breaker and fuse box.  Normally the red light indicates a blown fuse.  Fuse seems ok.  Replaced with another fuse.  Red light still on.  Could be both fuses are bad but not likely.  Don't have a meter to check them.  Any way, what are reasons why red light remains on?

TonyDtorch

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Re: Electrical outlet problem
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2017, 03:54:07 PM »
he may have two separate problems,   But the coffee pot not working is a huge problem to me.

 The red light/15 amp fuse sounds like a problem on the 12 volt side of things.    With enough coffee you'll find it... ;)
« Last Edit: August 17, 2017, 04:00:11 PM by TonyDtorch »

John From Detroit

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Re: Electrical outlet problem
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2017, 05:58:32 PM »
I have a Progressive Dynamics Fuse box. I have a tendency to mis-read the Red LED"s by one fuse.

Could it be you replaced the WRONG fuse?
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clockdrfla

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Re: Electrical outlet problem
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2017, 06:45:29 PM »
I have a Progressive Dynamics Fuse box. I have a tendency to mis-read the Red LED"s by one fuse.

Could it be you replaced the WRONG fuse?
No, not the problem

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Re: Electrical outlet problem
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2017, 10:56:10 AM »
 If you have a red light but the fuse is not blown, something else is wrong with the fuse holder set-up.  This article explains how the fuse indicator light works.

http://www.sprecherschuh.com/library/techdocs/posts/2013/09/ambus-dual-led.html
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