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Old 01-23-2013, 06:21 PM   #1
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Electrical 110v wall sockets short somewhere 1994 34' Excella

1994 34' foot Excella have a short in the wall plugs on the 1st 20 amp beaker
the plug just below the box rear middle of the bedroom works but the one on top of the right side dresser in the bedroom not working the plug for the frig that is outside is out the kitchen plug right of the sink is out the TV 120v plug is out unscrew the plugs from the wall all look good no burns on wire or plugs cant find the last plug all have a wire in and out looking for the dead end or the plug with one-wire all the rest in the camper110v plugs work please help or give me a Idea
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:01 PM   #2
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If the circuit breaker is tripped. You need to turn it completely off, then back on. If the CB is not tripped. Then it's not a short. It's an open circuit or you have the wrong breaker.
If you know how to use a VOM you can check for continuity between outlets. But you need to have ALL OF THE POWER OFF.
Are you sure you have power out of the breaker you mentioned? How many 20 amp breakers are there? Do you have an A/C?
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Have power out the 1st plug is hot turn breaker on it hot turn breaker off its not the break in the line is from the 1st plug to the next
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Are the outlets wired with the stab in connections on the back? If so, I would cut the wire off and connect it behind the head of the screw.
But first check to see if you have power on both of the brass colored screws on the side of the outlet.
Check for power by placing the meter leads between the brass screw and the green ground screw first. If you read power there, the move the black meter lead to the silver screw(s) on the outlet. If you don't have power there, then the problem is in the neutral side.
Does the outlet that has power have a Romex wire coming in and another going out to the next outlet?
Where is the closest dead outlet relative to the one that has power?
You might try check one of the dead outlets by putting the black lead of the meter on the skin of the trailer (a clean spot) and the red lead to the brass screw and see if you have power. The problem is on the neutral side if you have power.
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Pulling in new wires

In a house with conduit, I pull in a new wire by attaching it to the defective wire and pulling. I have never tried it with an Airstream that has loose wires and no harness. It sounds like you have an open instead of a short. Do a continuity test of the wire before you try to replace it. it may be an open in the first socket and no voltage is reaching the wire leaving the socket.
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