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NO power to bathroom GFI. No power to all of front of coach.

Customer Question

nO power to bathroom GFI. No power to all of front of coach. Reset fuse. Which breaker would the gfi be connected to.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: RV
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

Depends on what this is. If you have an inverter I would check that breaker. IF NOT, I would check the service breaker that controls that GFCI. A meter would help you narrow this down quickly.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
wHich Brewer is it that controls GFCI
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry which breaker
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

I can't say.........check them all in your load center. What is this in?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
2006 Monaco knight
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Neither GFI are working. there is two
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

Then check the breakers on the inverter. Most likely something tripped there. Are you hooked up to shore power or using the generator?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
hOoked to shore power
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

Check the service breakers at the inverter and see if those need to be reset.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Have checked and reset
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
there is only one. correct?
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

On the inverter?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

Usually there are two.

Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

It may be in the automatic transfer switch and you would need a multimeter to test that. One side may not be working. What is the make and model of your inverter?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you still there
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

Yes...........do you have a multimeter? It would take one to test the transfer switch.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ye I have one and rest and reset
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There is no power to the GFI in bathroom or block heater
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

You need to test the automatic transfer switch...........can you do that or will you need a tech to come out and assist you?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Where is it? On the left hand side( drivers side)
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I can test it
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

It is at the junction of the shore cord and the lead into it from the generator. IF you have a shore cord reel, that can be the problem as well.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You are not online anymore?
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

Yes, I am here...........but, it is busy today and I am working on 5 questions at once.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry we got your message on phone but not here. fUll power at transfer switch
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

On both legs? How about coming OUT of the transfer switch towards the load center?

Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

Is this a 30 amp service (3 prongs) or a 50 amp service (4prongs) and do you have a cord reel or not?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Where do I test that exactly
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
50 amp and cord reel is manual
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

At the transfer switch once you have removed the cover. The ATS should be close to the reel.

Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

I have seen them inside a service bay once you take one of the wall panels down to expose that and the inverter on some models.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
aM I looking for a resettable fuse or a switch.
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

NO.........the automatic transfer switch is a large box about 12" square and 6" thick. Black or silver.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Tested 124 volts outgoing
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

So you found it? IF so, what do you show AT the main breakers in the load center? Two of them.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
125 volts
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

At each one?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

IF you have good AC voltage at BOTH of the main breakers, then it has to be a bad feed breaker or bad GFCI. BUT, testing with a meter can lead to a wrong conclusion as it can't measure under load. Some breakers will open up under the least load.

Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

This assumes that nothing is wrong in the wiring.............

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will check this out in morning
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

10-4

Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

Just checking back in to see how this was going and if you were able to sort it out o.k. or do you still need some assistance?