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Old 06-07-2009
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Since getting the coach serviced recently, we do not have any 110 power to the electrical outlets on the right side from in front of the computer table behind the passenger seat to the dining table. (With the exception of the outlet inside the computer table.) How I could trouble shoot this? The rheostat for the wall sconces are also tied in. I think it may be a gfi or some other fuse. How can I figure this out? Conny
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Old 06-08-2009
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Did you check the circut breakers in the bedroom load center?
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make sure you check both inverters, and make sure the breaker on each unit isnt tripped, and you have separate breakers for the inverter circuits they maybe in the bottom panel of the bed or in the closet if you have a bedroom slide
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Old 06-09-2009
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Your local Home Depot or Lowes has a circuit tracer made by Zircon model CF12. You plug one unit into the outlet in question and use the tracer to ID the circuit at the breaker box. This should get you back as far as the breaker box for any issues.
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Check the ground fault in the bay receptacle near the tool box.
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good luck on using a circuit tester on a 2000 LXI
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Tim,the circuit tester will not work on the multiplex systems?
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the 2000 coaches aren't multiplex systems , the 450's are the only multiplex units, and that is just the 12 volt side, but thats not to say you cant control 110v with 12 volts, its just the way the inverters and the added inverter breaker boxes, you might not be able to trace the 110v back to the main breaker box without going to the inverters, and the inverter breaker boxes, I guess the best thing to do would be to try it ,
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I checked the fuse box, the 3 gfi's in the 2 bathrooms and the kitchen that I could find along with the 4 breakers under the bed. (Tim, are those the inverter breakers you mentioned?)Unfortunately, no results.

The circuit seems to run on the passenger side affecting 3 outlets and the dimmer switch for my 2 wall sconces. Oddly enough the outlet within the computer table is unaffected even though it is between 2 other outlets that are. I am clueless. The fellow at Lazy Days swore that he did nothing to that side, but everything was working before I left it with him. He did replace the breaker fuse for the antennae lift switch over the door. Those fuses are behind the AV cabinet. Could he have touched something there? Or do I need to try that circuit tracer?....Conny
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Alan,

That particular tester only lets you trace hot circuits. It's good for identifying which breaker a live circuit is on. Since your outlet is dead it would be of little use. You can get a signal generator to inject a signal into a dead outlet and follow the wire with a tracer but I've found when the wiring is close to other wires or metal they don't work well. In my '63 conversion the wires are all bundled together and the all steel shell made that method useless too as the signal will jump paths to other wires. You may be able to do some trouble shooting with an ohm meter but everything would have to be powered off.
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