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Old 07-19-2011, 07:50 PM   #1
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HWH Leveler Jack problem RESOLVED!! Cheaply

AS an owner Of a 2001 Georgetown Class "A" MH, I follow these postings very carefully, and it has been a great help. I am writing this post, to hopefully help someone else. My jacks are 310 series Kick down/spring return type. For over a year, and several visits to service facilities, I have always gotten the same answer. " You have a bad solenoid and it should be replaced" Knowing that a new solenoid is around $200, and having tested mine several times to be OK, I learned to live with it. After all, it sometimes would extend. Yesterday, while deploying jacks, I noticed that the left rear, the problem one, did kick down, but slowly retracted when I let go of the button. BINGO, there must be a leak. And so it was. Each solenoid has it's own check valve. Sure enough, I unscrewed the check valve and found a damaged "O" ring. Replace it and the jack works like new. Total cost= 10 cents. Total repair time= 10 minutes. ...Advice, buy a box of assorted "O" rings and keep them handy.

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Old 07-20-2011, 10:44 AM   #2
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Good to know Free Bird. My left front is slow to retrack even after replacing the springs so who knows, it could be an oring. Will find our later.
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