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Old 12-19-2016, 05:40 PM   #1
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TV & Microwave not working

We have a 2017 Thor Axis. The TV and Microware work just fine when plugged into electricity but will not work with the generator only running. Any suggestions?

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Old 12-19-2016, 06:12 PM   #2
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Have you checked other appliances to see if 120V is available everywhere? (Outside TV if you have one?) Plug a lamp or hairdryer in different outlets?

(Trying to determine if you are not getting any power from the genny or just some outlets?)

Have you checked the breaker panel?

The genny has its own breaker on it as well.
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Old 12-19-2016, 06:19 PM   #3
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the GFCI outlet in the bathroom may have tripped
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Old 12-19-2016, 07:52 PM   #4
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There is also a breaker on the generator next to the start switch.
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Old 12-19-2016, 09:47 PM   #5
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My main TV is on a power strip and the red on off button must of hit something one time. Took me awhile to find it...
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Old 12-19-2016, 10:49 PM   #6
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We have a 2017 Thor Axis. The TV and Microware work just fine when plugged into electricity but will not work with the generator only running. Any suggestions?
Since they work on shore power - the issue is not a GFCI or power strip...
(The GFCI - Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt - typically only controls outlets in what could be WET areas... kitchen counter - bathroom counter - outside... It would not be in the circuit for the TV or Microwave.)

Does anything 110V work on the genny? A/C? Any regular outlets? or is it all off? (much of the interior runs on 12v - only the larger appliances directly run on shore power or genny...

If nothing works - there is definitely a circuit breaker on the genny itself that could be tripped. The transfer switch is another possibility.

If it is really just those 2 things not working - on a 30A rig (you said an Axis) - I would be surprised... (On 50A rig there are 2 legs coming from the genny and one could be tripped... but 30A only has one.)
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Old 12-22-2016, 08:52 PM   #7
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How long did you run the generator? It takes mine a good couple minutes before it powers up my microwave and AC.
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Old 12-23-2016, 08:54 PM   #8
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Hello to forums of Thor Forums

Thanks to everyone that responded to my microwave and TV not working when ONLY the generator was running.
I did check the outlets with a hair dryer as suggested. Those were not working either.
I found the switch by the generator. It was turned to OFF. Once I turned the switch to ON then everything started working [microwave, TV's, and outlets].
Additionally, I was able to locate the circuit breaker box. It was below the refrigerator.
Say, thanks a million to everyone for all your tips and suggestions. I could not have done this alone without your help!
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Old 12-23-2016, 10:23 PM   #9
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Glad you found the problem. Lots of VERY nice people on this forum, always willing to help, that's what makes it so great!!!
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