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Checked fuse and checked plug socket
I assume you are talking about an electrical kitchen unit in a camper or trailer unit since you identify it as a Hotpoint (TM). Granted, it is my assumption, but I think it is valid.
From what you have said, I have to assume, also, that you are dealing with AC voltage not DC and it is standard 117 VAC.
Here are a couple of thoughts that I think are valid. First, look at the plug fiture itself. If it his a three-wire unit and has a reset button in the middle, I assume it is a ground-fault-isolater unit. GFI (ground fault isolator) units trip out, cutting the power flow. They are a safety feature (for further vehicle safety information, please visit Safecar infoCar safety Insurance Magazine ) in motorhomes, campers and trailers where it is possible for water to spill while you are using things like electrical kitchen equipment, posing a danger. GFI circuits cut out instantly a problem is found, ending the danger.
It is possible that the GFI plug, itself, is faulty and shorting out, causing the problem you note.
It is equally possible that the Hotpoint (TM) device itself is faulty and shorting out. It could easily cause circuit breakers to trip, cutting power, in this situation. This, it seems to me, is the problem you are describing. If you have any further information, please let me know here by placing a comment below.
Posted on Nov 22, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Check for spark and fuel. When you turn the key on you should hear the fuel pump in the tank for a few seconds till the pressure builds up. When you crank the engine there should be spark at the plugs.
Posted on Jun 05, 2011
SOURCE: My 1996 Buck LeSabre won't
Be sure the AIR BAG/VATS fuse 10 amp, is good. there is a STARTER ENABLE RELAY up high on the left of the steering column. I ASSUME the anti theft light is not flashing?" at the STARTER ENABLE RELAY the YELLOW wire is hot in the crank mode and comes out large PURPLE to the starter. the small purple wire is hot in the crank mode if the fuse (air bag/vats) is good. the small yellow is grounded through the park switch and the VATS module (anti theft)
Posted on Sep 21, 2011
Probably failed seal or air bag leaking air. Check again and try to see if this will do the trick. Sometimes pvc line could fail to deliver air to the bag too!
Posted on Feb 06, 2012
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