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Old 05-04-2015, 06:23 PM   #1
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Keep tripping GFI

I have my AS Bambi (2000) plugged into my garage, 20amp circuit. It has been doing fine since January, then today it started tripping the GFI on the garage circuit. I checked to be sure the AC and refrigerator are not on as I know they can draw too much current for the 20 amp plug. The only thing I did today was wash the trailer. Is it possible I got water somewhere that is causing a short circuit? Any suggestions as to how I can trouble shoot this?

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Old 05-04-2015, 06:39 PM   #2
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check the outside outlet for moisture along with the outlet in the fridge compartment.
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Old 05-04-2015, 06:41 PM   #3
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Probably got some water in the plug or in the adapter from 30A to your house plug. It doesn't take much water in either to trip a GFCI. Could have sprayed some in there with the hose very easily. Possibly splaching up into the back of the refrigerator vent. The baffles in there are designed for rain not hose spray directly. One reason I wish the electrical input connections tended to be more weather tight considering where they are used. Check inside the trailer for tripped breakers. If none you probably got some water where it shouldn't be. Give it some time to dry out and give it a shot.
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Old 05-04-2015, 06:48 PM   #4
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It most likely is water where it should not be, but if it persists it could be that the GFCI needs replacement.
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Old 05-04-2015, 06:49 PM   #5
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Had that happen, dead cell in bat. replaced prob cured. Bad bat. was 4 mos. old.
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:27 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone who replied. I'll let everything dry out thoroughly and try again tomorrow afternoon. Cameron
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Dried things out and everything is working just fine. No more tripping GFI. Not sure where I caused the problem, my guess in the refrigerator connections. Thanks again for your feedback. Cameron
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I suspect the outside 120V outlet very easy to get damp and trip the GFCI.
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Where did you find water?
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Yup

I would definitely be chasing the source of that issue before it comes back to bite you in the ...
Inspect the power inlet to insure a watertight seal. If it's coming in now, it's not going to seal on it's own. It could be a faulty GFI, but given the symptoms you describe, you're getting moisture/water in/near your power source. Don't let that lil electrical gremlin raise its ugly head when you need your electricity the most.
Test all of your GFI outlets too. Good hunting!
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At least it's good to know the gfi circuit is working properly. Jim
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