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Old 05-13-2009, 05:43 PM   #1
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We are camping and had an Patton electric oil filled heater pluged into the center island plug , when all of a sudden it stopped working. We have a 2005 CF29CK model Cruiser 5th. wheel that we bought new. When we checked the plugs we found that both plugs in the kitchen island and the plug on the wall (not the slide out) don't work either.These three plugs are all wired together. We checked the brakers, and the GFI plugs in the bathroom and living room and they were o.k. Anyone have any ideas? We have plugged this heater in several times before with no problems. It is now plugged into the outletin the living room between the two chairs and works fine.
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:58 PM   #2
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I would start with turning off the breaker and pulling out the outlets that don't work and check the wiring and outlet where the wires connect. I had a loose neutral wire at my kitchen GFCI and it burnt the plug and wire.
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:23 PM   #3
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My feeling is that you tripped a breaker. Generallyatripped breakertoogle shouldrest abouthalfway between open andclosed but you can be fooledbecause a lot oftimes,the toogle hardly moves and still looks closed.If you just looked at the breaker and not tried to reset it, then turn off the breaker to reset it and reclose it.
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:27 PM   #4
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We had a GFI that was bad but did not trigger, I change them both no problems since then

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Old 05-14-2009, 02:25 PM   #5
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I have seen some campers that had two GFI bkrs.Might check for another.
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Old 05-15-2009, 12:01 AM   #6
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"We had a GFI that was bad but did not trigger, I change them both no problems since then"

Ditto. After a hard rain the GFI tripped and would not reset. I replaced the GFI, but the problem persisted, even after 3-4 days with fans going to dry things out. I finally replaced the GFI (in the kitchen) with a regular outlet and all has been fine for the last 1.5 years.




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Old 05-17-2009, 12:38 PM   #7
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We had the same problem last weekend. Running a small electric heater back by the picture window CFI outlet which controls all the lower level outlets started smelling. The CFI never kicked off and the breaker never kicked off. If I hadn't been sitting there who knows what could have happened. The GFI had melted on one corner and burned the wire up about one inch. We got lucky this time. The heater was only 1000 watts and nothing else was on. When we got home I replaced the GFI which had three loose wires and now everything is working fine.
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:05 AM   #8
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I had a problem with the GFI outlets on my rig last summer. Changed the GFI and that didn't fix the problem. We found that one of the junction boxes under the slide was full of water. Drained it, let it dry out, and sealed it properly....fixed

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We had an electrical failure of the GFCI last night. When I removed it so that could replace it, I found that it was improperly installed. The lug connecting the neutral from the main breaker was not tightened, so it overheated and destroyed the GFCI.
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:13 AM   #10
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Thanks for your help
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