I Plugged An Electric Grill Into My RV And Now Half The Power In My RV Is Out

by Tim
(Appling, GA)

I have a 50amp system and I guess I put too much strain on the 50 amps pulling in. Anyway I plugged a George Foreman Grill in to the galley GFII outlet. It had power for a few seconds then it went out. That GFII breaker as well as many others (controlling all TV's, DVD's and some wall outlets) had no power to them. There are a few outlets (none w/GFII) that are still working.

Anyway I tested and reset all GFII Outlets that I could find and nothing, I turned off circuit breakers for a few minutes then back on as well as checked the fuses. Still no power to several outlets.

What is my next step?

Thank you


ANSWER: Hi Tim, first let's hope that George Foreman does not get wind of you accusing his grill of messing up the electrical system of your RV.

Just to be on the safe side, I would double check all the circuit breakers and fuses again.

I also recollect in the fuzzy part of my brain where an RVer had a similar problem to yours (although I might add that it was not caused by George Foreman's Grill) and he found a hidden circuit breaker in one of the bottom Kitchen cabinets in his RV; he reset it and all was well. So, you might want to check inside some of your bottom kitchen cabinets and see if you have a hidden circuit breaker.

If that does not pan out, the only other thing I can think of is to replace the GFCI Receptacle that you had the grill plugged into and see if that resolves the problem.

If all else fails, you may have to breakdown and take your RV in and have a Certified RV Technician diagnose and repair the problem.

I hope that this information has been helpful.

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Happy RVing

RVing Al

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this might work
by: Anonymous

you could always go outside and reset the breaker located on the box you plugged into. You may have lost one leg.

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