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Old 12-20-2020, 02:55 PM   #1
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Electrical problem with 2015 Four Winds 31W

I was running 2 small heaters and tripped a breaker. I reset the breaker and checked the GFCI in the bathroom but still have 3 outlets without power. The one above the sink next to the microwave, which does have power. The other 2 are under the dinette and under the cabinet behind the passenger seat. I have requested a diagram from Thor but with what I've seen posted on this forum do not expect any help. If anyone has any ideas please let me know. Thank you and I hope Iposted this correctly as I am a newbie. Thanks again.

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Old 12-20-2020, 03:35 PM   #2
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Greetings

You found out the hard way that 2 heaters (1heater & 1 hair drier, 1 heater & ) is going to trip a breaker.
Did you check all the breakerS on your 120 vac panel?

Welcome to the forum and keep us updated.
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Old 12-20-2020, 03:39 PM   #3
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It might be eaiser to go to that website you read about here, insert your Vin number and get what you read here.
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Old 12-20-2020, 03:54 PM   #4
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Mine for those outlets would be the GFCI in the 1/2 bath

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Old 12-20-2020, 03:58 PM   #5
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Greetings

You found out the hard way that 2 heaters (1heater & 1 hair drier, 1 heater & ) is going to trip a breaker.
Did you check all the breakerS on your 120 vac panel?

Welcome to the forum and keep us updated.
Yes I checked all the breakers and all were good. Thanks for the reply. BTW my VIN is
1FDXE4FS9FDA27234. Does anyone know how to decode this to build date, etc?
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Old 12-20-2020, 04:14 PM   #6
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Yes I checked all the breakers and all were good. Thanks for the reply. BTW my VIN is
1FDXE4FS9FDA27234. Does anyone know how to decode this to build date, etc?
Log into the Thor site and get your build sheet
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Old 12-20-2020, 04:51 PM   #7
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Log into the Thor site and get your build sheet
Thank you for responding. Do you have a link for this. I looked at Thor and could not find one.
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Old 12-20-2020, 04:59 PM   #8
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Thank you for responding. Do you have a link for this. I looked at Thor and could not find one.
I don't have a link but it is almost invariably in one of the threads you referenced saying Thor won't send them a diagram.
Go over your history list and it'll be in almost all of those posts.

Or someone will post it again in this one.
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Thank you for responding. Do you have a link for this. I looked at Thor and could not find one.

https://www.thormotorcoach.com/owners/

Then click on Owners Resource login
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Old 12-20-2020, 06:29 PM   #10
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Don't have any idea how your coach is configured but I do have one more GFCI in the basement which makes three total

The power management will shut off various outlets based on my amp connection and load which can be interesting

If we happen to have the electric element on in the Aquahot and start the Fireplace it will shut both off and the only quick reset is to flip the breaker even though it isn't tripped, it resets the load control as one side of the line was over loaded
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Old 12-20-2020, 06:34 PM   #11
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you have a 2nd GFI outlet. go find it.
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Old 12-20-2020, 08:39 PM   #12
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I was running 2 small heaters and tripped a breaker. I reset the breaker and checked the GFCI in the bathroom but still have 3 outlets without power. The one above the sink next to the microwave, which does have power. The other 2 are under the dinette and under the cabinet behind the passenger seat. I have requested a diagram from Thor but with what I've seen posted on this forum do not expect any help. If anyone has any ideas please let me know. Thank you and I hope Iposted this correctly as I am a newbie. Thanks again.
Which ones don't have power? Does the one next to the microwave have power or not?

As Cavie said, most coaches have two GFCI outlets.
Do you have an inverter installed?
Have you checked every outlet in the coach to definitively know which ones have power and which ones do not?
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Old 12-24-2020, 05:04 PM   #13
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Thanks for all who replied. I have only 1 GFCI breaker and it is in the bathroom. I took the outside outlet off and discovered 2 loose wires. Put them under the screws provided and all is well. Did find another outlet in the bedroom with an intermittent connection so I used wire nuts to bypass it and will replace when I get home. Tightened all the connections in my electrical panel as suggested by another thread and all seems to be good. Thanks to all and have a very Merry Christmas.
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Old 12-24-2020, 05:32 PM   #14
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Thanks for all who replied. I have only 1 GFCI breaker and it is in the bathroom. I took the outside outlet off and discovered 2 loose wires. Put them under the screws provided and all is well. Did find another outlet in the bedroom with an intermittent connection so I used wire nuts to bypass it and will replace when I get home. Tightened all the connections in my electrical panel as suggested by another thread and all seems to be good. Thanks to all and have a very Merry Christmas.
FYI. The outlet in the bathroom is called a "GFI Outlet". GFI breakers are found in the main breaker box. They have a yellow test button. These are usually found in High-end MH's.

Yours has a 15 amp breaker that controls the GFI outlet. GFI outlets do not trip on overload. Only .5 or greater mili-amp leakage. The breaker does the overload tripping. There are 4 to 5 standard outlets downstream of the bathroom master outlet. All controlled by the bath GFI. Hope this helps you understand how they work.
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Old 12-31-2020, 10:55 AM   #15
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Had same issue with electrical

With power off I replaced my GFI With a new one.
This restored my power. I also found loose terminals in a few of my reciprocals. That needed tightening an - easy fix.
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