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Old 03-10-2019, 01:47 PM   #1
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120v Failure

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While on shore power lost all 120v AC. Confirmed shore power feed was still alive. Checked and cycled all breakers on right rear of motorhome and under the dinette as OK. All 120v runs properly on the generator, just not shore power. Faulty power reel? Is there another breaker? Any thoughts will be appreciated.
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Old 03-10-2019, 03:32 PM   #2
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My guess.


1. Power reel.

2. Bad power cord most likely at the plug side connection
3. Possible but unlikely the transfer switch.



All good from the generator rules out circuit breakers and panel.


If you know how to use a DVM ohm out the cable
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When the reel failed (suddenly dead) in my old trailer I could not find replacement parts. (needed brushes and armature)
I intended to temporarily removed the cord from the reel. I connected it directly into the junction box where the reel cord attached. But, I never found replacement parts. The cord was still attached that way when I sold it, years later.

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If you add a temporary cord, make sure the reel cord is disconnected. If not (and both cords are connected) the exposed male end of the reel cord will be energized.
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Thanks for the responses. It was the transfer switch. The one located in the compartment just above the power reel. A new one is on order. Meanwhile, the switch has been bypassed and we’re on 100% shore power. Again, thanks for responding. Everyone here is awesome.
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