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RV Generator Power Cutting In and Out

We have a 1997 Safari Class A with an Onan 6.3 propane genset. Latelywhen we have been running it, certain appliances will lose power andthen regain power. It's mainly been the microwave and kitchen outletthat we've noticed. Sometimes while using the microwave, we've had itshut off 5 or 6 different times, but it's always regained power shortlyafter.

But today the microwave/ kitchen outlet will not poweron when the genset is running. It has power from the inverter, but assoon as the transfer switch cycles power to the gen, we have no powerthere.

The funny thing is that we still have power in otherplaces. The fridge runs on shore ,and I can even run both AC units, butstill nothing to the micro.

I've checked the genset breakers, main breakers, and any fuses I could find and still nothing.
Any ideas?

From what I can tell we have 2 GFCI outlets, one in the kitchen and onein the bathroom. The kitchen outlet is the one that is not working whenthe generator is on.

The test button on the outlet in thebathroom will not work until the generator is on, then it will test andreset and the outlet will work.

The test button on the outletin the kitchen works correctly and resets when the inverter is on, butwhen we turn the generator on, the test button no longer works andthere is no power.

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I'd say you probably have to have the gfi receptacle replaced. The gfi recepts can be pretty touchy sometimes. The test and reset buttons sometimes stick or do not reset due to just being old and not used very often. I am an electrician and we see this alot. I try and test mine often as I can remember to do it. If you are not qualified or experienced with this type of work please find someone who is. If you do attempt the change out, just please do it with the power to the outlet off!! Be careful around electricity! Good luck, I hope you find the right solution!

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