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Old 02-12-2017, 06:10 AM   #1
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Kiwkee 23 series steps

Just bought a 2001 Dutch Star-=-the steps would not fully retract, got a set from a salvage yard inKy. put them on yuesterday and they will not fully retract, any help sure would be nice, getting rady for a 5 week trip west need all to be right, Thanks Larry Holland 239 571 0221--Suwannee Fl
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Old 02-12-2017, 06:46 AM   #2
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Drop the motor and push steps in and out by hand, should move free.
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Old 02-12-2017, 08:33 AM   #3
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Hi Larry! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new rig! Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 02-12-2017, 09:21 AM   #4
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Glad to have you here in the forum with us.

I had a similar problem couple of years ago. It was low voltage. Try starting the genny and see if it makes a difference. Are your batteries in good shape?

Happy Trails!!!
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Old 02-13-2017, 05:56 AM   #5
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Steps move ez w/out motor hook up, batteries are good
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something in gear box is causing a bind. the motor stops when it see's increase in amps.
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Old 02-13-2017, 04:07 PM   #7
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Try this:

If the step moves freely, unplug the module from the motor assembly at the two pin connector. Connect 12VDC from the battery to the yellow wire going to the motor and ground the red wire. The gear should rotate in the deployment direction until it goes over center and comes to rest against the stop.
If the gear and motor assembly will not function normally. Faulty gear and motor assembly. Replace the gear and motor assembly.

If the gear and motor assembly function normally then module assembly is not functioning normally. Faulty module assembly. Replace the module assembly.
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Old 02-14-2017, 05:42 AM   #8
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thanks, will try that
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thanks, will try that
Lubrication, Lubrication, Lubrication.
99% of step problems are because of lack of lubrication. Get a can of the Best Spray Lube on the market, crawl under and spray Every Joint with copious amounts of lubrication about twice per year and your steps will work just fine.

https://www.amazon.com/Boeshield-T-9...s=boeshield+t9
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Don't know if this document will be of any help right now , but , it is worth having a copy around for any future problems.
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File Type: pdf Kwikee troubleshooting.pdf (392.4 KB, 37 views)
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thnaks, I have em the can
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Thanks, printed it --have the same running gear--getting ready for 5 week trip west 1st of June, Larry
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These motors are motors from certain makes of autos, I can't remember which, but there are threads on here that will tell you. Do a search. Get one from auto parts store. Much cheaper.
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