Some Power Outlets Not Working

Some Power Outlets Not Working

by Keith (Lucedale, MS USA)

Question: The TV outlet and a couple other outlets and a couple lights just quit working all at once. I have flipped all the breakers and checked them with a meter. Plus i have pushed the reset button on the GFCI plug near the bathroom sink – it is working. Is there anything else I can check that might fix the problem? Trailer is a 2002 33 foot Montana.

Answer: It seems hat you have a wiring problem where a connection has gotten loose or cut – either on the ground, or less likely, the positive side. The fact that some of the 12 volt lights also quit working seems to indicate that something cut/disturbed the wires both on the 110 volt and 12 volt side.

Since you have a meter you should be able to trace the problem from the outlet or light back to its source. If you have wiring diagrams it will be of great help. If you cannot trace the wiring then the next best course is to run new wiring (I know it might be a pain).

Otherwise you will have to take it in to a repair place. Just be ready to dig deep in your pockets if it takes them a long time to find the source of the problem.

Other suggestions and comments are welcome.

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