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Old 01-18-2019, 12:05 PM   #15
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Mine stuck in the out position the first week of December. The first time I kicked them and they went in. Later in the day they stuck out again. We continued our trip and 3 weeks later when I moved the coach to our son's home a couple of miles away they were still stuck out. A week later when we returned to Texas I kicked them once and they went in and have been working ever since. Go figure ...
Hahaha! Sometimes I guess that's all it takes. A swift kick, (or a hammer)
Reminds me of the old TV sets. Just beat your fist on top of it and everything clears right up!
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Reminds me of the old TV sets. Just beat your fist on top of it and everything clears right up!
My dad used to call that "percussive maintenance".
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I had my steps stuck out while parked in a parking lot all the banging on motor had no effect decided to remove link pin that held steps closed steps and held in place with a c clamp until I got to a campground. I removed the step motor and disassembled cleaned the commutator scraped the insulators with a nail file this is the line between each brass segment to remove any debris, used fine emery to clean brass commutator surface to improve brush contact reset brushes reassembled and back in business. I had already checked for voltage at motor before doing this.
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Old 01-23-2019, 04:58 AM   #18
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I have had to replace my motor twice on my steps over a six year period. The first time, I had the dealer replace the motor under warranty. This last time, I replaced the motor. Very easy to do and takes only 15 minutes. Lots of YouTube videos to show you how (if the motor is the problem). The hardest part is determining what motor you need (if there is no label on the motor). Plenty of threads which talk about replacement motors.

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I too have taken apart electric motors to find the tips of the brush's rusted, a clip with a pair of scissors reinstall, here's the reason for my post, i seal it real good silly cone, let dry and then paint 'em real good, works on boat starters, alt. RV motors etc.
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