relay below Kenyon Grill clicking-help

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  1. jtm84259

    jtm84259 New Member

    May 11, 2020
    2017 350 SLX OB
    3x Verado 300
    Hi guys,
    Looking for a bit of guidance.

    2017 350 SLX OB.

    My grill suddenly stopped working and some basic troubleshooting has led me to the continuous clicking of the 30A relay below my grill, behind the fridge. From what I can tell, the relay powers the brown outlet behind the trash receptacle, and the grill is plugged into that outlet. As soon as i turn the "GRILL" switch 'ON,' from Main Dist control panel in the cabin, which would normally juice that outlet, the clicking beings and just goes continuous.
    I unplugged the grill to rule that out and same outcome, relay clicking. Does this relay serve any other purpose that would be throwing it once hot? Could water have gotten into the actual brown outlet or similar, and would that even cause the relay to click? I am hoping its just the relay went bad. Everything else seemingly works fine on the boat, and again, the relay does not click/ try to activate until i switch GRILL ON from Main Dist control panel.
    My plan is to replace the relay and see if that corrects my issue, unless CSR comes to the rescue with another few initial steps.

    In order to not fry myself: just to verify.
    disconnect shore power.
    main battery switch knob to OFF
    Inverter switch off.
    All mains switches off.
    Replace relay, by unplugging old, plugging in new, no set order, just ensure correct pins.

    Do I need to do anything within the bilge compartment at the actual Inverter or batteries?

    Thanks for the help!

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  2. Coz

    Coz Member

    Oct 9, 2018
    2008 Sundancer 310
    Merc Mag 350 DTS w/Bravo III
    Don’t have one, but sounds like bad relay. Is the outlet a gfi?
  3. Henry Boyd

    Henry Boyd Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 24, 2007
    Newburyport, on the peaceful and serene Merrimack
    ‘09 Sabre 38 Hardtop Express “Serenity”
    Volvo D6 w/IPS450 Pods
    This sounds like a 110 vac issue. So unplug shore power and don’t run the gen (if you have one). To truly protect the 12 vdc, You should disconnect the batteries, but in maybe 98% of the time turning all the large rotary battery switches to off will do the trick.
  4. jtm84259

    jtm84259 New Member

    May 11, 2020
    2017 350 SLX OB
    3x Verado 300
    coz- Thanks for the input. Not sure if that outfit is stringed into the gfci circuit or not. The Specific brown outlet itself doesn’t have the test/reset buttons but I would hope it’s on the circuit. I can’t test it because I can’t get the relay to keep the outlet hot So I can trip it manually and see if it kicks off. The grill cord itself has a built in gfci as safety precaution.
    For 35$ I’m going to troubleshoot the relay first. Henry- Thanks for sanity checking me on what needs to be disconnected/switched off.
  5. jtm84259

    jtm84259 New Member

    May 11, 2020
    2017 350 SLX OB
    3x Verado 300
    Just to conclude this topic. thanks for the help. the new relay has fixed the issue. Fingers crossed, thats all it was, ha!

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