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Mojave 10-24-2011 03:00 PM

Outlet not working
 
I have a 16' Bambi Sport, and the outlet in the galley right above the stove does not work. I was told to look for a reset button somewhere but can't seem to find one. We tried the fuse panel and reset everything from that end and still nothing. It was also plugged in at the time.

What am I missing?

CanoeStream 10-24-2011 03:37 PM

One ground fault interrupter (GFI) outlet may wire through and protect other outlets that are located near sinks/water. Check other outlets that are in a similar location (bathroom?) with a night light or trouble light -- is any other outlet offline? One may have the paired test and reset buttons -- these are easy to bump. Click the reset button & test again.

Find anything like that?

murreywalker 10-24-2011 03:40 PM

Yours is probably a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) electrical outlet.

It has a reset button between the two receptacles.

Good luck!

jdalrymple 10-24-2011 03:41 PM

That outlet is probably a Ground Fault Interrupter. Look for a breaker in the power center with a white button on it. Try reseting that breaker.

Mojave 10-24-2011 03:44 PM

I looked everywhere I could think for that reset button (inside and out). I was told to check the bathroom first but ours is an 'all in one' so I couldn't see anywhere safe for an outlet to be as the shower could potentially spray water in the entire room.
Any hidden spots on the Bambi I may have missed?

jdalrymple 10-24-2011 03:50 PM

Lots of good help here, as always. Several quick responses.

On my ’09 the GFI outlets are protected by a breaker, not another receptacle as has been mentioned.

Mojave 10-24-2011 04:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdalrymple (Post 1063201)
Lots of good help here, as always. Several quick responses.

On my 09 the GFI outlets are protected by a breaker, not another receptacle as has been mentioned.

Definitely as always a ton of help here. Much appreciated everyone!

I'm not a super tech, so should I still be looking for a reset button or is it possible this could be something else entirely? (This is a 2011 and we were the only owners).

Thanks!

Mojave 10-24-2011 04:18 PM

Oh, so apparently Paul knows of this GFI you speak of. He found the reset yesterday but it didn't work :(

TBRich 10-24-2011 04:19 PM

On our 06 19' Bambi, the GFI outlets are controlled by a breaker in the fuse panel...a breaker switch at the top end and a white reset button at the bottom end. If that's what your set up is, try flipping the breaker switch off, then hit the reset button, then flip the breaker back on. If that sequence doesn't work try flipping it off, flipping it back on then hitting the reset button. In ours this controls the inside outlets by the sink and vanity, and the outside outlet. I discovered this when the outside outlet got a little wet while giving the Bambi a bath. Now I avoid hitting that exterior outlet cover with a direct stream of water.

Colonial Airstream 10-24-2011 04:20 PM

The GFCI reset is in your Power Converter Charger under the bed on the cusbside of the trailer. Push down to reset it and the up until it clicks.

Mojave 10-24-2011 04:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TBRich (Post 1063216)
On our 06 19' Bambi, the GFI outlets are controlled by a breaker in the fuse panel...a breaker switch at the top end and a white reset button at the bottom end. If that's what your set up is, try flipping the breaker switch off, then hit the reset button, then flip the breaker back on. If that sequence doesn't work try flipping it off, flipping it back on then hitting the reset button. In ours this controls the inside outlets by the sink and vanity, and the outside outlet. I discovered this when the outside outlet got a little wet while giving the Bambi a bath. Now I avoid hitting that exterior outlet cover with a direct stream of water.

We tried the basic reset but we'll give your suggestion a go. Thanks :)

jdalrymple 10-24-2011 06:55 PM

To be clear the white button is not a reset, it is a test button. To reset the circuit cycle the breaker from the tripped position to off to on. Down first then up.

Regards,

Splitrock 10-24-2011 07:56 PM

This would be a good place for me to suggest buying a no touch voltage tester. It makes for easy tracking everything high voltage down. About $10 at big box stores. I have at least 4 of em scattered around. I've never said: "Dang! I wish I didn't have this tester."

TouringDan 10-24-2011 08:26 PM

Paul

It sounds like the gfci receptacles are protected by a gfci circuit breaker. All outlets within about six feet of a sink and the exterior outlet should be gfci outlets and should be protected by the gfci circuit breaker. The receptacles will look like regular receptacles. They are gfci protected because they are fed by a gfci circuit breaker. If the gfci breaker is tripped, you will not have any power at the gfci outlets. Like jdalryple said turn the breaker off and then turn it back on. If this does not work you may have a bad gfci breaker. You may also look at your owners manual. It should certainly cover this situation.

Dan


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