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Plugged in travel trailer and heater area, smoked, main

Customer Question

Plugged in travel trailer and heater area, smoked, main power box & plug in box popped. Now nothing will come out. Have checked all outlets & fuses
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: Just today
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes we only have short time & trailer isn't movable.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Hubby says no.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 4 months ago.

Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be assisting you. Is the heater the only failure? What is the required voltage for the heater? Do you have a 2 wire voltage tester?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Heater is off & we did that all is ok
Expert:  Mike G. replied 4 months ago.

If there are no other circuits off and everything else is operational, your heater failed on its own. To smoke the failure could be in the control components. All you can do is examine the internals and look for signs of a short.

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