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Old 06-06-2016, 10:10 PM   #1
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Kwikee step not working???

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I have a 2004 alpine..34'r

when I bought it the guy worked on it all day try'n to fix it... still don't work...

so now that it's home, I've been trying to make it work.... there seems to be a circuit braker that goes off, step is stuck out...


when I took the motor off, and you open the door the motor turns the direction to push it out.... but the motor only turns every other time...
(they put a new motor on at the dealer)

there are two wires going to the door switch....are they both ground?? what it seems to me is the two wires going to the motor are both hot wires and the control box says which one to be hot... one reverses the motor and one is forward?.. the motor grounds by the case???
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Old 06-07-2016, 08:09 AM   #2
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It sounds like the control board is bad. When the door is closed the motor should drive the steps in, when the door is open, the motor should drive the steps out. The control board reverses the polarity to the motor according to whether the door switch is open or closed. In both cases, power is applied to the motor (controlled by the control board) until the motor cannot move any more (steps are jammed, steps are at stops, etc.). Control board internal thermal/current sensors sense the stopped condition of the motor and no longer apply power when motor is stopped. So, from your description, if you had the control board hooked up when testing the motor, it sounds like the board is bad.

All this assumes there is no tie-in with the Vansco system...of which I have no experience or knowledge.
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Old 06-07-2016, 10:24 AM   #3
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My steps stuck in the out position and the problem was the worn spring on the door plunger.Have you tried pushing in on the plunger to see if there is proper contact?
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My steps stuck in the out position and the problem was the worn spring on the door plunger.Have you tried pushing in on the plunger to see if there is proper contact?
Yes, theres something going on in the wiring...with the motor un hooked it spins... but only one direction... it doesn't ever retract
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Kwikee step not working???

The door switch has had problems shorting to the frame, our step would go in and out while we were driving down the road, the problem was a loose switch that shorted to the frame. I tightened the switch after wrapping it with electrical tape, check it out.

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Kwikee step not working???

Not sure of the exact model of your steps but most Kwikee are similar. Link below is the manual and has good troubleshooting tips.
https://www.lci1.com/assets/content/...888-Rev-OI.pdf


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My steps stuck in the out position and the problem was the worn spring on the door plunger.Have you tried pushing in on the plunger to see if there is proper contact?
yes, that's what make the motor spin, only one direction..

also the switch on the wall?? when it on what should the step be doing
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There is a switch located on the wall next to the pass seat. You should have 3 switches, outside porch light, interior lights in the front of the coach, the step switch. When the step switch is up the step should extend and stay out, not go in or out based upon the door opening or closing.
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Does your '04 have the Vansco units? '04 is when WRV changed over, so could have them or you could have gotten one of the coaches that still had fuse panels and no Vanscos.
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There is a switch located on the wall next to the pass seat. You should have 3 switches, outside porch light, interior lights in the front of the coach, the step switch. When the step switch is up the step should extend and stay out, not go in or out based upon the door opening or closing.
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Does your '04 have the Vansco units? '04 is when WRV changed over, so could have them or you could have gotten one of the coaches that still had fuse panels and no Vanscos.
I have to look, I think if it is it'll on the wall when the gen is out

it has some circuit brakers cause I hear them clicking
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I have to look, I think if it is it'll on the wall when the gen is out



it has some circuit brakers cause I hear them clicking

The Vansco units are located on the wall INSIDE, in front of the passengers seat behind the plastic panel and in the battery compartment. You do not need to pull out the gen.

What you hear clicking is most likely the ATS (automatic transfer switch), circuit breakers will only click once when they are tripped, then you will need to manually reset them. WRV used fuses, not circuit breakers.
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The Vansco units are located on the wall INSIDE, in front of the passengers seat behind the plastic panel and in the battery compartment. You do not need to pull out the gen.

What you hear clicking is most likely the ATS (automatic transfer switch), circuit breakers will only click once when they are tripped, then you will need to manually reset them. WRV used fuses, not circuit breakers.
Thanks so much for the effort and post

verified the Vansco...right where you said...also the #4 power to the step
is working
my son is gonna to perform the test as kwikee diag.

thanks again buddy
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ok, did all the test and the controll box is bad... the part# is 909506000

anyone know where to get one

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