Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-24-2012, 04:16 PM   #1
Winnebago Watcher
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1
Send a message via Skype™ to nancyvideo
Suggestions?

The GFI electric switch in my bath, which controls kitchen and desk lights, won't work. Anyone have this problem.
Is is just a simple matter of having an electrician replace the GFI switch - or could this be something else?
2005 Winnebago Aspect
nancyvideo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 04:22 PM   #2
Winnebago Master
 
RickO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Litchfield Park, Arizona
Posts: 656
Hi and welcome to the forum.

I assume when you say the GFI won't work, that you've already tried to push the button on the switch to reset it?

If you've tried that with no luck then I would make sure that there weren't any breakers tripped in the coach before replacing the GFI outlet. They're really pretty easy to replace but if you're not crazy about messing with electrical stuff getting an electrician would be a good idea.

Rick
__________________
Rick, Nancy, Peanut & Lola our Westie Dogs & Bailey the Sheltie.

2007 Itasca Ellipse 40FD
RickO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 06:02 PM   #3
Winnebago Owner
 
motohomer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 167
A GFI wont reset until there is power to it.
If the breaker or fuse is tripped, or you not plugged into shore power, the GFI wont reset.

Note: Most inverters only power some outlets, so you may have a situation where one outlet has juice, and the one next to it doesnt. It drove me crazy when it happened to me...
__________________
Bill & Dar - 2012 Journey 40U
STP, Bilsteins, Ready Brute pulling a 2013 Avalanche Z71
motohomer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 06:03 PM   #4
Winnebago Camper
 
slapfoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 30
I have a 2007 Journey and the GFI outlets in both the bathroom area and kitchen areas seem to be very sensitive. They will trip when shutting off a fan plugged into the outlet or maybe when the coffee maker shuts off. This sounds similar to nancyvideo's problem. I could use suggestions also.
slapfoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2012, 03:22 PM   #5
Winnie-Wise
 
Ramzfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 352
Nancy, I am guessing that you probably have one of the above suggestions causing your outage. I would try the following:
1. Either plug into shore power or fire up your generator. Try pressing the button on the receptical and see if it resets. If not, go to step 2:
2. Check your AC breakers and see if one has tripped.
3. Have an electrician or RV serviceperson check the incoming power to the switch and see if it's hot. If it is, you've got either a bad GFCI receptical or you've got a short on the load side of the GFCI.
Let us know what you find.
__________________
06' Itasca Meridian 36g with CAT 350
2011 Jeep Wrangler 4-door
Ramzfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2012, 08:16 PM   #6
Winnebago Owner
 
doorguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Fairfield, CA
Posts: 222
Bad GFI's are more common than we think. They are very sensitive to the current flow and can default. If nothing else is obvious, it may be the GFI. We bought a new house once that was located not to far from RR tracks. Everytime a train went by, it tripped the GFI thru ground vibration. Weird. Hope you have figured it out by now.
__________________
Barry & Sue Miller("extended" RVer's, 6 mos + per/year) combined trips.
04 Journey 39K, C-7, 330 hp, towing: 02 Dakota 4X or 2013 Ford Edge AWD, Aero 5050XL, ReadyBrake.
doorguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 05:00 PM   #7
Winnebago Owner
 
motohomer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 167
I hate it when the resolution is never posted.

But a resolution not posted, is much better than a resolution not found!
__________________
Bill & Dar - 2012 Journey 40U
STP, Bilsteins, Ready Brute pulling a 2013 Avalanche Z71
motohomer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
can't control tv with sattelite remote. Suggestions? LCD Tech | Toys and Gear 11 12-30-2008 11:45 AM
Wheel Cleaner suggestions?? smlranger Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Wheels and Tires 14 05-10-2005 10:00 AM
Fridge problem..suggestions needed. General Maintenance and Repair 10 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Winnebago Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×