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Old 06-24-2014, 11:34 PM   #1
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Electric Step (Making Noise)

My electric step has as of recently started to make some funky noises when being retracted. Im thinking this may be a lubrication issue. Any ideas/suggestions? I would like to remedy the situation before it becomes worse if its an easy fix such as WD-40.

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Start off with lubricating all moving and pivot points of the step assmy. with a dry silicone type lubricant. Work the steps several times as you apply lubricant to these areas and let us know what yo find.

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WD40 is a solvent and not good for a long term lube. Get a good can of silicone spray lube. Be sure it is the kind that does not eat up rubber. You can use it for slides, leveling jacks, etc. I think the one I have used for years is in a red can I think the brand is CRC. I bought one for the slides at the local RV place that is for slides and the can says don't use it on rubber products. So you wouldn't want to use it on jacks and places that use rubber bushings and seals.
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Electric Step (Making Noise)

CRC Power Lube with PFTE? Is this the correct one, it is in a green can?
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:56 AM   #5
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If you have electric Kwikee steps they should be lubricated with a product called "Kwiklube". This is a grease in a spray can that goes on very thin like penetrating oil and then changes into grease. Spray every joint in the steps. The manual says that the steps should be lubricated every month, but I do it when I think of it - less than every month. Easy to do but it does involve crawling under the coach. You can buy Kwicklube at Dell City on the internet at
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They also have repair parts for the steps.
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I agree on the kwiklube. It is one of the best lubrication products I have ever used. The only warning I would give is that it is very sticky when it dries so do not use it in places where that would be a problem such as jacks ( it would get dirt in it and eat up seals)
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About once a year or so I lube my electric steps with a spray on lithium grease.

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