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Plugs not working
« on: September 05, 2015, 02:08:45 PM »
Ok first timer,so my refrigerator is not working and my outside plug either and 2 plugs on the inside dead 2 I checked the breakers by just flipping them and all fuses check out to there good ,last I did have one inside socket with a GFI that I pushed to reset and it did nothing although when I put a plug checker to c is  I have power to the plug when I hit the reset on the gfi the lights on the checker blinks.any idea's. .

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Re: Plugs not working
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2015, 02:21:20 PM »
Bad connection.. 2nd GFCI. and that about covers the suspect list.

The outside pulg is normally GFCI protectred.. This does not mean it is a GFCI, it means there is one SOMEWHERE that feeds power to it (normally the bathroom but some RV's have two,,, or more).

I have had connections fail enough to give he "hot wire" smell in the Quick Box outlets used in RV's others have had them fail totally.. I have had stranded to romex connections (Such as in back of the GFCI) fail utterly as well.

That would be my suspect #1
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Re: Plugs not working
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2015, 05:16:33 PM »
Do you have other inside plugs that ARE working?  It does sound like a GFI problem.  Those plugs as well as breakers can wear out and need replacement over time. 

Also, it's clear that you likely typed your message from a cell phone... but a little punctuation will go a long way to making your messages easier to read.  ;)
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Re: Plugs not working
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2015, 05:59:33 PM »
Yes from a cell phone out camping the only thing with a connection, and yes we have only one plug working at the moment. ..


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Re: Plugs not working
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2015, 09:08:40 PM »
It does sound like a GFCI issue.  BUT when you check the breakers, not the fuses, make certain you push them into the off position with a little force.  If the breaker tripped you may need the force to reset it when you turn it back on.


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Re: Plugs not working
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2015, 09:22:55 PM »
Jos...do you have a large inverter that could furnish electricity to your different plugs, including your fridge ?
On the inverter, there is a breaker to check...
Good luck !
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