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Old 01-25-2023, 05:07 PM   #1
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Help-Can't find electrical fuse or breaker

2016 Adventurer 38 Q serial number 89U2.

It seems I have to change out the switch (again) for the electric recliner located on the sofa arm next to the entry door on our L shaped Rest Easy Extendable Sectional Sofa. Grandson number 1 works feverishly to wear the switch out on a regular basis much to Grandpa's dismay.

I'm now on switch number 2 as the first and second switches were worn out from constant violent manipulation by grandchildren. It should arrive from Winnebago parts in a few days.

The problem I am having is that last time I changed it I had to change it with the lines hot as I could not trace down or find a breaker or fuse for the line coming into the sofa for the switch. It was not fun and I managed to create some sparks. I'd like to avoid that and surly there must be a fuse or breaker somewhere for this sofa.

I have searched the Winnebago drawings on line hi and lo and can not find the wiring diagram for the couch or identify the circuit where a fuse or breaker might be. I was wondering if anyone might offer some help locating the place I can kill the power other than de-powering the entire rig?

Thanks for any help or suggestions.

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Old 01-25-2023, 05:17 PM   #2
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Breaker

If your seat is operating on 110 then donít hookup RV. Then no power. Be sure your inverter is off. If it works on 12 volt disconnect battery. You could always flip your breakers one at a time and see if it defeats the chair. Good luck
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Old 01-25-2023, 06:52 PM   #3
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There are some real problems at times on getting good wiring info on the post 2010 models but I "think" I've pinned it down.

https://www.winnebago.com/Files/File.../000209730.pdf

First I found looking at the 12 volt breakers, a breaker labeled sofa! Not being sure of that being the correct item, I went to the backside of that breaker panel and that lists the circuit ID for different breakers.

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I found that breaker, when turned around to view the back, shows it as being circuit EEC.

To try to reduce the error rate, looking at this chart of wire ID, it seems to confirm that circuit EEC is for the sofa!
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I'm going with that being about 90% sure but if not, it is 12 Volt and after getting any sparks, it will likely be the one sticking out!!

Safe enough to handle but sparks are not a good way to start the day!!
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Old 01-25-2023, 07:09 PM   #4
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Thanks Richard. This is very helpful. Will dive into this breaker box tomorrow morning and try to shut the circuit off!

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Old 01-26-2023, 07:51 AM   #5
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Learning here again

Well it was exactly as Richard (Morich) depicted above. I'm learning. So it appears there is no way to open the circuit to kill the power via the breaker (or whatever that shiny thing is that sticks out).

As you can see in the pic all the breakers are push button in the event the breaker is tripped. But no way to open the sofa circuit via the breaker.

What is more bumfuzzling is that where there is a breaker (???) for the sofa it is just a shiny metallic threaded thingy sticking out with no reset button????

What's that all about?

Looks like my approach to changing the sofa switch is just to kill all the power and to turn the batteries off as I want to avoid sparks. Am I missing something?

Any additional education much appreciated.

Thanks for all

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Any chance that is a metal cap on top of a glass tube fuse? Maybe look at unscrewing ro see what might be there?
Not the popup, I expected!
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Old 01-26-2023, 08:39 AM   #7
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No plastic cap. Unscrewed outside ring nut on the thread a little. Just seems to hold whatever it is in place. If there is anything to whatever this is its behind the panel. I think rather than taking out the whole panel I'll just kill all the power to work on the switch. But I have to admit I am curious about whatever it is and how it works!
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Koay, I'm now leaning toward it being something we can't use to cut power! Looking at the parts drawings and parts number hows it as a self resetting, so no pop out or push in?

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Maybe turning off coach battery disconnect to kill power to the full 12V circuits other than safety items and then a flashlight if needed to see?
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Maybe turning off coach battery disconnect to kill power to the full 12V circuits other than safety items and then a flashlight if needed to see?
Sounds like a plan!!!

Thanks for all the research and help Richard!!

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