No power coming in 'help'

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  1. Smurfette93

    Smurfette93 Read Only Funster

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    Good morning everyone.

    Help! I emptied the toilet cassette yesterday and now it won't flush. What have I done wrong? Also when looking at the control panel it's saying that there is no power coming in. All help greatfully accepted. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Have you tripped the Incoming supply either outside where you hook up or the RCD/breaker inside the van in the consumer unit
     
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    is the cassette fully relocated? Check you have not disturbed any wiring in the locker. Do you have water, has it froze or maybe dumped it because the temp dropped too low. Have you tripped the power either in the house/ EHU post, or van. Is the power switched on at the control panel, is the zig unit actually charging
     
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    Ok. Thanks for replies. I've still got power in the van. The sink water tap doesn't seem to be flowing so fast now. There is half a tank of water so it's not that. Not frozen either. Power lights still on and nothing's tripped.
     
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    sounds like a low battery with insuffcient power to run the pump properly measure the battery voltage with a voltmeter directly across both terminals. how are you keeping your battery charged.
     
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    I'm on ehu. We couldn't get the heating working on electric either. Only worked on gas. If there is a problem with ehu then surely the sockets wouldn't work?
     
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    if you are on EHU and the 240V sockets work then the 12v system is not being charged, either the charger is broken or it got switched off.
    If you cannot find out how to switch it on then get a 4 stage battery charger and connect direct to the hab battery to tide you over for now. What make/model is your motorhome can you post a picture of the electrics panel so we can see the switches.
     
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    How long have you had the van and have you ever had the heater on 240V. Do you know the difference between 12V sockets and 240V sockets?
    If no one local can help and you can get ti Ilfracombe I'll gladly look at it for you free of course.
     
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    there is normally a switched spur to power the electric heater, somethimes its in the wardrobe, it may be switched off.
    or possibly the trip in the consumer unit has triped,

    this could allso be the cause of the battey charger not working ( if indeed it is not)

    one stage at a time
    HEATER
    is the red light on the heater spur on/off switch on
    is the control knob for the heater set correctly
    is the thermostate turned full up
     
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    If this has happened since you emptied cassette toilet and was ok befor that point then something has been disturbed in cassette locker. (Is problem 12v system? Or just toilet flush?) inside locker is a pair of wires leading to flush switch and pump, there is an inline spade fuse there (on left of locker wall) check the wires and fuse. Also theres usually a pair of crimp joints, make sure both are intact, wire could have been pulled out of one. Also check fuse in fuse board power supply, if wires chaffed it could have popped fuse in board. (15 or 20amp spade fuse)
    Also check that toilet cassette has been properly relocated and that the flush blade lver on cassette is not allowing cassette to fully insert.
    Lance
     
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    Sorted toilet! Waters fine. Yes we have had heating on before on ehu. We bought it about 6 months ago. It's a bessecarr e560 2007.
     
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    Can you see pics? One is showing the arrow as if electric is going out and the other is the electric box. All that concerns me is that it's draining the engine battery? image.jpg image.jpg
     
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    I cant solve your problem, but hopefully reassure you that you are not draining the cab battery, the display shows the habitation battery is fully charged, so that is OK and your charger must be working

    It also shows that 0.0 Amps are being taken out, nothing at all is coming out of the battery
     
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    what was the toilet problem?

    the pics look like every thing is ok at the mains input,

    so is there a in line switch to the heater (it will have a red light and just be on/off)
    is it on?

    when you turn on the heater at the controls, can you the heater relays clicking as you switch it between heat settings?
     
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    the trip switch looks like it needs resetting, surely the switches should be down and showing green instead of red.
     
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    Red for danger Roger.
    Red shows the breaker is hot
    Green shows its safe.
     
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    Cheers, don't have anything that new in my van, hee hee
     
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    When the MCB/RCD has been activated it will be down, all these are in the correct position. Everything else looks good, like the others the loo box may not have been fitted properly. Make sure the loo blade is closed, remove the cartridge from the locker and refit, check inside to make sure you can open the blade and close it again, then try the flush.


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