I'm looking for the electrical skamatics for a 96 Sedona travel trailer. The unit was having a problem with the GFI

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Customer: I'm looking for the electrical skamatics for a Coleman 96 Sedona travel trailer. The unit was having a problem with the GFI outlet. The GFI was tripped and it would immediatly pop back out when we tried to reset it. I took the GFI out and eventually replaced it. There are 2 other outlets that appear to be connected to the GFI in parallel and through a process of elimation, we were able to determine the far outlet was the problem. I reconnected the GFI and the good outlet and the GFI no longer trips. I was thinking of re-running a new chord to that outlet, but I really don't have any idea what route it takes to ge there. I also tried to tug on the wire thinking I could simply pull the new chord through the same route, but the original chord doesn't want to budge.

I guess my question is: are these types of scamatics available? Do you have any suggestions to replacing this cable? and do you think its worth the time / effort to pull a new wire.

Answered by Randall in 7 mins 11 years ago
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Those may be hard to find. I would go ahead and just replace that last outlet and it should be fine unless there is a ground some place. Most times that is just a bad duplex plug in that spot. Trying to run a new wire wouldn't be that easy in most cases. If that has one of those phony one piece outlets take it out an put in a regular duplex box and plug. Those one piece units aren't good when new. Please get back to me if you need more help on this. Follow ups are included in our fee. R.J.

Randall, Thanks for the info. However, we've determined that the short is actually in the wiring that leads to that outlet. When that wire is connected to the GFI, it trips the circut even when the outlet your talking about isn't connected. I'm assuming that the wire has a pinch in it somewhere, but I have no idea where it would be nor how to get to it.


My father-in-law and I were working on it and we also wrestled with pulling a new wire and somehow making our out route, probably under the unit somehow. However, I'm a little concerned about that route since the wire is exposed potentially opening up another problem.

Underneath will work if you put it into some conduit first to protect it. Probably a staple in the wire or a screw. It does happen. And best to just cut it off and not have it connected.
It won't hurt anything. R.J.
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