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Old 01-19-2018, 07:40 PM   #1
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GFI circuit quit

Does anyone know how to reset the GFI circuit in a 5.0 ?

We just pulled into Armitage County Park for the night, and the outlet by the kitchen sink is dead. It is the one with the sticker about it being a GFI circuit, but I cannot find another one that has the reset button. The circuit breakers on the convertor are all on, so what now ??
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Old 01-19-2018, 07:42 PM   #2
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Does anyone know how to reset the GFI circuit in a 5.0 ?

We just pulled into Armitage County Park for the night, and the outlet by the kitchen sink is dead. It is the one with the sticker about it being a GFI circuit, but I cannot find another one that has the reset button. The circuit breakers on the convertor are all on, so what now ??
On my 19, the outside outlet has the reset button.
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Old 01-19-2018, 07:50 PM   #3
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On my 19, the outside outlet has the reset button.
Same with a 2017 21.
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As well in my 5.0TA.
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Escape wires them this way to be able to use a GFI protected circuit in the galley as per code, without actually installing one.
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Gfi

Thanks everyone.
Found it, fixed it.
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Old 01-19-2018, 09:01 PM   #7
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Escape wires them this way to be able to use a GFI protected circuit in the galley as per code, without actually installing one.
I ordered an extra outlet in the kitchen below the counter between sink and cooktop. It has the GFI sticker, and discovered it is on the same circuit as the resettable GFI outdoor outlet. I can't recall if any of the standard outlets have the same sticker.
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I ordered an extra outlet in the kitchen below the counter between sink and cooktop. It has the GFI sticker, and discovered it is on the same circuit as the resettable GFI outdoor outlet. I can't recall if any of the standard outlets have the same sticker.
Pretty sure it is just the outlets in the galley area that are GFI protected through the outside plug. The rest are just normal. There are only two circuits for the plugs in the trailer.
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...Unless you also count the microwave outlet.
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That points out a minor gripe with Escape's change between my 2011 Escape 17 & my 2017 Escape 21. On the 17, they used 2 GFCI receptacles rather than chain the kitchen receptacles from the outside. The outside receptacle is the one most likely to fail due to a leak, and if the leak is because of rain, that is when you want to be inside the trailer; you don't want to go outside to reset it in order to use the kitchen.

Then there is the switch to boxless Speed Receptacles. On the good side, the boxless receptacles fit in the space between the counter & the upper cabinet doors; the framing got in the way when using a standard boxed receptacle. On the bad side, it makes them difficult to replace. Without the crimping tool designed to connect the receptacle to the wire, changing one is a bear.

As I said, a minor gripe. Both changes save Escape $, which has kept the trailer prices down despite the fact that some of the appliances, etc have to be purchased at lousy exchange rates from the US.

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