only one circuit working?

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  1. corgichristine

    corgichristine New Member

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    I hooked up my power to the garage to get the refrigerator cool for my trip tomorrow - but only the 15 amp circuit is working, not the 20. Power outlet I always use and I did test it with another appliance to be sure it works. Called the dealer who replaced the converter just last spring, all they could say was "bring it in". I had it hooked up two weeks ago everything worked fine. Of course I have a trip planned for tomorrow early AM...
    Also I checked the fuses and they look fine - I think - how can you tell?
    Any ideas?
    Thanks
     
  2. JPBar

    JPBar Well-Known Member

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    Try turning breakers off and then back on in the camper.
     
  3. JPBar

    JPBar Well-Known Member

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    Check and make sure GFCI did not trip also. It is across from the stove and sink I believe.
     
  4. corgichristine

    corgichristine New Member

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    Thanks - I did both things already. So the outlets work but not the overhead lights or water pump. I think the refrigerator is working too - it takes a long time to get cold though.
     
  5. tombiasi

    tombiasi Well-Known Member

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    The overhead lights and water pump are DC. The run from converter or battery.
    The refrigerator will take a long time to get cold.
     
  6. JPBar

    JPBar Well-Known Member

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    Check safety switch for the lights. the sink and stove must be in the upright position for the lights to work. You should have 2 silver buttons on the top of cabinet where the sink and stove go.
     
  7. JPBar

    JPBar Well-Known Member

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    They look like this.
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  8. JPBar

    JPBar Well-Known Member

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    Like Tom said. it will take awhile for fridge temp to come down
     
  9. corgichristine

    corgichristine New Member

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    Thanks guys! The safety switch is good, checked that too.
     
  10. corgichristine

    corgichristine New Member

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    Mystery solved, thanks for the heads up about DC power. The battery was obviously low, everything is working now. Thank you!
     
  11. Fless

    Fless Active Member

    When plugged into shore power, your converter should/may be charging the battery and powering the DC for everything. Sounds like the converter wasn't turned on or functioning.
     

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