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Old 05-03-2017, 11:03 PM   #1
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110 power stopped working on generator

Hi All,
We were camping and using our generator to run the AC and Microwave when all 110 power stopped while the generator was running. The generator runs fine and 110 works fine when docked. I checked all the breakers and they look fine. I checked what I think is breaker inside the generator and it does not seem to matter what position it's in, the 110 still won't work. One thing I did think was odd, the generator breaker moved smoothly like a light switch in my house. No click like you would expect a breaker to have. Is this normal?

So I called our friends at Thor and they recommended I take it in to have the transfer switch tested. Is this something I can do myself? Any help/advise would be appreciated.

Thanks
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Old 05-04-2017, 01:20 AM   #2
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They are probably right, it is more than likely the TRANSFER SWITCH.

Can you check it yourself? If you are comfortable with electricity, then yes. If not, then you might open it and look inside at the connections and see if there are any "burnt" or loose connections that could be tightened.

On ours, the connection was loose and it "arced" and melted a wirenut connector. We stripped the insulation from the cables, installed a new wirenut and haven't had a problem since.

However, I also wired my house, so am fairly comfortable working with electricity and using a volt meter....On our VEGAS the hardest part was finding the TRANSFER SWITCH (which was a large box with many wires going into it) It was not where THOR said it was, and not where the schematics said it should be. Turned out it was under the stove.

But, the scavenger hunt in trying to find it got us REAL familiar with where things were in the coach.
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