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Old 07-13-2018, 09:34 PM   #1
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Adjusting HWH FWS on DS

Iím thinking many of you may be familiar with the procedure Iím about to describe, but I thought Iíd post it here for those who might have this problem down the road.

We have been here in Wyoming for the past several weeks with our 2017 DS. Yesterday morning we broke camp near Dubois, WY, to head north to Cody for a few days.

I brought all the slides in after airing up and stowed the jacks. Then I did my routine final walk around. On the driver side, I was surprised to see my FWS was out about an inch. I thought I must have released the switch too soon, so I went back inside and hit the switch again. It snugged up and then, almost immediately, began to creep out again. It stopped at about an inch.

Ran through the same routine a couple more times with the same result. So I called Newmar CS and talked to Craig and then Mike. It turns out there are two tab valves on the hydraulic system -

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These tabs or valves can be used to purge air from the lines. You just depress the tab 90 degrees and then pop it back. In my case, depressing the bottom one did nothing, but when I depressed the top one, I got a short hiss of air as it was bled out from the line.

I ran the slide in and then out a couple times and the creeping action is gone.
The slide now stays firmly stowed. Quick and easy fix.
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Donít be surprised if the same thing happens again. Replacing the solenoid is the fix.
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Great information, thank you
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Where are these valves located?
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Adjusting HWH FWS on DS

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Where are these valves located?


On my Dutch Star (2017 4018) you go to the curb side and open the 2nd basement door - the one with the slide in my case - and look up. You will see the large black hydraulic cylinder with the two valve/solenoid cylinders mounted on the end.

I believe others have posted on the process for removing and replacing one or both of these valves.

Jerry Davis may well be correct that simply bleeding the air is NOT a permanent fix. Over the next few weeks Iíll be watching this and let youíall know.
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Thank you deaton good information, another copy and paste for my trouble shooting folder.
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