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Old 03-28-2011, 08:18 PM   #1
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leaking power leveler

Well took the ole' 2000, Tradewinds, model 7373 out for its first run for this summer, and all worked well, except when i got ready to leave i noticed the front right Hydraulic leveler had leaked about a cup full of fluid, I raised the Power gears and the Levelers down light would not go off nor would the buzzer stop buzzing. Didnt have very far to go so the buzzing did not bother me for long. The levelers were infact up so i guess the fact that the level of the fluid in the tank was low, so it kept buzzing. What do i do now, is the leveler repairable or will the whole thing have to be replaced, and Where in the devil is the tank for the fluid that makes the levelers work LOCATED? It says that the tank should be filled within 1/4 inch of the fill port lip. Dont know where the tank is?????????? It says that the buzzer will buzz because the tank is not full. Thanks Rivrduk

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Follow a hose from a leveler that will go to a solenoid and tank should be near pump.
The leak could be at top of your jack where a sensor will be located for jacks down alarm.
You will have to disconnect wires so you can turn the sensor.
Here is a thread on Power Gear problems.

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Old 03-29-2011, 06:43 AM   #3
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The jacks can be repaired, many people have them repaired at local hydraulic shops with standard parts.
Link to Powergear manual and parts. http://www.powergearus.com/documents/Seal_Kit_Manual_Rev6.pdf
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:39 PM   #4
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I had a similar leak on my 99 Dolphin 5370. The alarm went off and the light stayed on. The jacks were all up. On mine, the tank is in the front inside of the engine compartment next to the radiator on the left side as you view from the front. I topped off the fluid level and the alarm stopped and the light turned off. I then read in the operations manual that is what they are supposed to do.

I could not find anyone locally who would repair my jack so I ended up ordering a new one from Power Gear. Pretty easy install except those things are HEAVY. It was a lot of work holding it up while I inserted the bolts. Otherwise, it was easy. Be sure to use Grade 8 bolts.

As a side note, when you disconnect the leveler, regardless of whether you repair or replace, you will introduce air into the system. Per PowerGear, just run the jacks up and down a few times. The system will self purge.

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