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Electrical Connectors 6 months 1 week ago #1

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Well, today our original Frigidaire microwave/convection oven finally gave up the ghost and sent me scrambling to search old posts to find out what others had replaced theirs with. I found some who found replacements but didn't fit because of conflicts with the pantry on the left. I only thought the microwave/convection oven was dead. Being the trained electrician I plugged it in with an extension cord to another outlet, and wallah! it still worked. Tested the microwave receptacle and found the neutral was missing. For all you who have older Redwoods, our 36RL has three 120VAC circuits in the kitchen (driver)side:
1. Microwave
2. Fireplace
3. Refrigerator, stove recept, pantry, and entertainment area.

We had a failure about 3 years ago in the circuit #3 and found the "Anderson Plug" had failed. Turns out it is made by Molex and I think they did it to transition from NM cable (Romex) to SO (rubber cord) to flex out and in with the slide room. Well, now it looks like Molex plug failure #2. I was able to find it and use wire nuts (Marrettes to our Canadian folks) to temporarily fix it. I think I'm going to implant a large junction box to enclose all three of these circuits to do away with these dreaded plugs.
Just some info for everyone else to look for, as I'm sure ours isn't the only coach to have this problem. I'll try and attach a photo
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Jim & Mary Butters, Maggie (furry kiddo)
2013 Redwood 36RL
MorRyde IS, MorRyde Pin Box Goodyear G114 17.5's Titan Disc Brakes, Residential fridge Winegard Travel'r rooftop TST TPMS

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Electrical Connectors 6 months 1 week ago #2

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Molex connector, amp connector or whatever you want to call them. They have different configurations regarding the number of conductors to connect, and the type of wiring used. Most on our Redwoods and most RV's use the 3 conductor type, for 12-14ga solid wire, Romex. The other type is for the stranded SJ type cord on the other end. The bases are similar if not the same, but the strain relief cover comes in a few colors depending on the wiring used. White base, yellow base, clear cover, blue cover all for different applications. Attached is a current installation guide for these.

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Chris & Maria

2012 36RL, Full Body Paint, Dual Awning, Dual a/c, Splendide Combo, Fisher Paykel dishwasher, 6.5kW Onan, Goodyear G614's.
2015 F550 6.7l, 4X4, Lariat, CC, 176" WB, Long Box, B&W Companion
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