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Old 11-11-2009, 03:02 PM   #1
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Help! I need help. My 2006 allegro bay has a three step kwikee. when you close the door, the step does not retract all the way. it leaves about two inches between the steps. what's wrong?
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Old 11-11-2009, 04:50 PM   #2
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Have You lubricated it ?
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YUP - a little lube goes a long ways - but also check to make sure something isn't preventing full movement - snagged wiring, road debris, etc. These steps have clutches in them to prevent stalling and damage to the step motor or gears - or personal injury in case someone is getting squeezed in an unpleasant manner...

IF you try to assist the steps with gentle pushing, does it work properly, or seem to bind up?
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Two possibilities: they might have been lubricated with something that would cause the rubber in the pivot points to swell up or the motor is getting a little tired. They will retract completely with a little extra push with your foot when stairs are retracting. This will allow you to drive with steps completely retracted. P>S.I am having same problem.
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:01 PM   #5
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our 04 southwind did same thing lubed everthing no good took cap off motor drive repacked it with grease reassembled woks perfect for the past year . what happens when motor draw gets so high the actuactor box cuts current to motor.This is to protect motor and step and your leg or something else that may get jammed in mechanism.
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Kwikee has an excellent trouble shooting guide on their web site to find your problem. Start there. If you can't find it, PM me and I will scan/send you a copy.
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I had the same problem...a liberal dose of WD-40 solved my problem
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I had the same problem...a liberal dose of WD-40 solved my problem
I'd make sure and go back and relube the step as wd-40 is not a lubricant it is a water dispersant (WD) it will dry out and attract dirt. I am using Boeshield which is a penetrating lubricant developed by Boeing, My local Camping World had it.
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Okay, Thanks for the tip. My coach is in storage, I went to check on it, and found that when I closed it up, the step wouldn't retract completely. WD-40 was all I had in my work truck. I'll address lubricating it for real in the spring. Thanks again!
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