Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-25-2018, 06:38 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
Pride&Joy's Avatar
 
2001 30' Limited
Terre Haute , Indiana
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 27
Images: 2
Tripped breaker not able to reset

Newbies here! We forgot and ran the microwave while our A/C was running. The breaker tripped. Turned off the A/C & flipped the breaker back to the "on" position. Our power was only running on DC power which would run only the fantastic fans and some ceiling lights, nothing else. (No outlets, no appliances) We were not able to regain our power from the 30 amp campground shore power. We reset all breakers switching from OFF to ON and nothing. Also reset the shore power breaker and even unplugged completely, waited and plugged back into the 30 amp power source and still nothing. I'm confused about the small 12 volt fuse box under the front window. Is there something there to reset? It was so hot we packed up and left the campground and plan to go back tomorrow to try to get our power to work. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!!!
__________________

Pride&Joy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2018, 06:51 PM   #2
3 Rivet Member
 
2017 27' Flying Cloud
London , Ontario
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 192
Try resetting the GFCI in the power box? Little white pushpeg. Good luck.
__________________

Philip Jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2018, 07:21 PM   #3
cwf
Rivet Master
 
cwf's Avatar
 
1999 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Hillsboro , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 6,166
Images: 2
When “breakers trip” you often have to push the lever OFF to restore the internal spring tension necessary for the breaker to function in next overload event.

Unplug from park power.. Turn off all AC breakers in the trailer. The one that “tripped”.. see if it will reset then switch “on”... does it stay on? Is it springy feeling or nice solid transition to ON?

If all breakers ok, turn them all off. Go to power pole and check pole breaker same way. Does it stay “on”? If not, tell the Park.

If you are sure the park power is ok, plug in the AS.. does park power stay on or breaker pop? Switch on one AC circuit... like the one for the converter. Does it stay “on? Try the one which failed.. does it remain on?
__________________
Peace and Blessings..
Channing
WBCCI# 30676
cwf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2018, 08:01 PM   #4
4 Rivet Member
 
2007 30' Classic
Ayr , Ontario
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 348
Resetting the breaker from off to on should work unless you have a load running and there is a problem. Try disconnecting from shore power and reset. If that doesn't work you have a defective breaker. It happens from time to time. A meter will go a long way. The campground also could have had a problem where the voltage to your unit was far below 110. This will increase the the current and could potentially trip the breaker as your trying to reset it.
gator.bigfoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2018, 08:35 PM   #5
cwf
Rivet Master
 
cwf's Avatar
 
1999 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Hillsboro , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 6,166
Images: 2
BTW... if the campground is experiencing power 'brown out', do NOT use it! The lower voltage causes additional AMPERAGE draw.. which exceeds breaker limit, but most important is the damage it will cause your AS, if it is severe enough.

It is wise to have and know how to use a Voltmeter and have a 'surge protector' for your main power cable. Progressive makes good stuff..
__________________
Peace and Blessings..
Channing
WBCCI# 30676
cwf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2018, 09:14 AM   #6
1 Rivet Member
 
2017 30' Classic
Dixon , California
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 10
Can’t reset

After trying what others suggested. If 50 amp service is available it has always done the trick for me . If no 50 amp. Holding the main switch in the up position for 10 seconds has also worked.
AndyT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2018, 09:20 AM   #7
1 Rivet Member
 
2015 30' Flying Cloud
Santa Fe , New Mexico
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 11
Philip Jones has it: find gfci button and presto! For my FC 30 it’s in the bathroom.
Nightowl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2018, 09:27 AM   #8
Classy Roscoe
 
Jekerrville's Avatar

 
2017 30' Classic
1969 31' Sovereign
Kerrville , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 184
Keep in mind the breaker needs an aggressive “push” to the off position. You will feel a bit of friction from the switch handle. This resets the “trigger” action of the breaker. Now move the switch handle, with gusto, to the on position. This makes sure the contacts in the breaker close completely.

If all is well, the breaker will remain on and ready to protect the circuit. If the switch handle is limp feeling it did not reset and either the overload condition still exist or the breaker is junk.

Bet it is just the breaker is not being fully reset.

All the previous post are excellent ideas and guidance.
Jekerrville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2018, 09:46 AM   #9
2 Rivet Member
 
1985 31' Excella
st. Paul , mn
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 73
Multi-meter is your friend .
__________________
85 Excella , 31' , electric brakes , R. twin [ would like it to be a single ] , future upgrades , composting toilet [ replace black water tank with a 2nd fresh ] , solar power , instant hot water heater .
Tow 94 Dodge Ram , 4x4 , Cummins , AT .
JohnTF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2018, 10:05 AM   #10
3 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
Lebanon , Tennessee
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 191
Pride&Joy
What was the outcome? How did you resolve your issue?
Rzrbrn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2018, 03:10 PM   #11
3 Rivet Member
 
Tbeck11931's Avatar
 
1991 34' Limited
2013 23' FB Flying Cloud
Conroe , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 192
Do you have a Camco RV power circuit defender for your Airstream?
A must have for RV sites to make sure you are getting the correct supply power.
Some RV campgrounds have improperly wired power supplies which can damage your Airstream electrical systems.
Tbeck11931 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2018, 03:52 PM   #12
2 Rivet Member
 
Pride&Joy's Avatar
 
2001 30' Limited
Terre Haute , Indiana
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 27
Images: 2
We are definitely getting a surge protector before our next trip, Thank you!!
Pride&Joy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2018, 03:56 PM   #13
2 Rivet Member
 
Pride&Joy's Avatar
 
2001 30' Limited
Terre Haute , Indiana
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 27
Images: 2
Tripped breaker outcome

We went back to the campground today and were able to determine that the campground power source had tripped also. Thankfully all is well with our Airstream's electrical system. We used a tester to determine that power was no longer working from the shore power. Thanks for everyone's advice, we really appreciate the help!
Pride&Joy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2018, 04:19 PM   #14
cwf
Rivet Master
 
cwf's Avatar
 
1999 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Hillsboro , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 6,166
Images: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pride&Joy View Post
We went back to the campground today and were able to determine that the campground power source had tripped also. Thankfully all is well with our Airstream's electrical system. We used a tester to determine that power was no longer working from the shore power. Thanks for everyone's advice, we really appreciate the help!

Sometimes it is the simplest thing things that ruin your day... add this to your “story” list!
__________________

__________________
Peace and Blessings..
Channing
WBCCI# 30676
cwf 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
Converter breaker tripped jnm30327 General Repair Forum 4 05-27-2018 08:58 AM
Tripped breaker Pat Cassity Lights - Interior & Exterior 2 06-07-2014 05:47 PM
Power Breaker will not reset gdixon1126 Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 4 09-21-2010 06:11 PM
Thermal Breaker Reset n2916s Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 6 10-11-2009 04:00 PM
Electrical Newbie with circuit breaker that won't reset...help please! Kerina Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 13 05-04-2008 09:18 AM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.