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Old 07-21-2010, 07:32 AM   #1
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newbie with electrical problems

Hi everyone! We have a 1985. It was all good and we set up and put in a pole on property to keep frig etc. on while not in use. After a while something happened. Now frig. Microwave and lights don"t work. Air works and all plugins work. All fuses and breakers have been checked. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

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Old 07-21-2010, 09:21 AM   #2
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Check your converter. The lights should be 12v from the battery but most converters have fuses as well. Do you have the battery hooked up and is it charging working? Do you have more than one fuse box?

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Old 07-21-2010, 11:35 AM   #3
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Lights are 12 volts, and are powered by the converter/charger if you don't have any battery installed, like Nick mentioned above...

If the microwave isn't working, you'll have to check the voltage where it's plugged in - get a multi-meter and check the AC voltage (115 volts AC)...if there's no voltage at that receptacle, then it's probably a circuit breaker that powers that receptacle...

It's possible that both receptacles (converter & microwave) are on the same AC circuit, and that the refer's AC power is on that circuit as well...

You mentioned you 'checked' the circuit breakers - in an older RV, it's entirely possible the circuit breaker itself is faulty - switch the breakers on and off several times to see if there is any 'difference' in the way they 'feel' when tripped to see if one is loose inside - if that fails, you'll have to remove the panel cover (with the AC power OFF, or unplugged from your pole) and check breaker with a multi-meter...

Breakers are not very expensive, and you can find a replacement at a hardware store - take in the old breaker to get the proper type...

Good luck...
Ray & Pat; Morada, CA
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in my 94 34', there is a switch above the galley sink, in an overhead cabinet, that lets you use the ac OR microwave. you trailer may be different.
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Our 85 Excella has the switch above the sink as well, you can have power to the microwave or the air not both.
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