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Old 05-07-2016, 12:03 AM   #1
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Air condition trips gfi in bathroom

I have a 2008 zinger have had it for about 5 years and never had this problem . This past week I noticed that the gfi in bathroom was tripped and I tryed to reset and it would instantly trip again so the next day I check all recepticles on the gfi circut for moisture or bad wire/ connections all seemed fine . Then I reset gfi and seemed to be working until my Air condition came on and the gfi instantly tried with nothing plugged into any of the recepticles on the circut and ac continued to run as normal . Any ideas as to what the problem could be ?
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Old 05-07-2016, 05:58 AM   #2
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Bad GFI I had to change mine out in the fifth wheel the first year I had it. I also had one that went bad in the SB two weeks ago
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Old 05-07-2016, 07:55 AM   #3
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The AC is not hooked up to the GFI circuit Check behind the fuse panels to make sure the wires have not comes loose and shorting out there
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Old 05-07-2016, 09:04 AM   #4
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As above change out the GFI they are notorious for failing. If it still trips pull all the down stream plugs and check connections. These trailers are notorious for loose connections. When the travelling earthquake goes down the road it will shake anything not tightened properly loose
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Old 05-07-2016, 10:17 AM   #5
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The AC is not hooked up to the GFI circuit Check behind the fuse panels to make sure the wires have not comes loose and shorting out there
Frank is correct. The a/c won't run through a gfci circuit. There's too much start up resistance with the a/c motor to interfere with a gfci.
Interesting that the circuit blows but I'd do as he recommends and check other connections.
Remember that gfci's measure resistance and shut down when it becomes too high. When a person touches a live circuit, that resistance shuts off the power before the current can flow through that person's body and complete the circuit, hence the shock.
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I changed gfi today and still same problem and also have checked all recepticles down stream and all seem good
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Do you have a slide, if so look under it for a junction box remove the cover and let the water run out and allow it to dry. Than seal the cover and put back on again
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Old 05-07-2016, 12:31 PM   #8
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I do have a slide I will try in a little bit thanks
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Old 05-07-2016, 02:07 PM   #9
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I checked junction box and its dry it is also on the front circut with no problems the recepticleS on the gfi that is tripping is in the back bunk on the outside and the gfi in the bathroom
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I think I will change all the recepticles on this circut to see if that helps because I'm still stumped
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The AC is not hooked up to the GFI circuit Check behind the fuse panels to make sure the wires have not comes loose and shorting out there
Have you check here?
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Old 05-08-2016, 02:21 PM   #12
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Open your breaker box, check the wires there, make sure that one has not come loose and shorting out the circuits
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I have taken the cover off the fuse panel and checked wires all is good there my only guess is recepticles down stream need to be changed or maybe the ac has some kind of surge when turns on
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"Quote: jbo2285 I think I will change all the recepticles on this circut to see if that helps because I'm still stumped"



Before you go to the trouble and expense of changing all the recepticles, just disconnect the "out" wires from the GFI, and try with just the GFI connected. If that works then you would know that the problem is somewhere in the rest of the circuit.
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Old 05-09-2016, 02:11 PM   #15
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In my 270 BH the wife tripped the bathroom GFCI with a hair dryer. As I recall, the AC shut down.
Maybe I'm not remembering it correctly though.
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