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Old 06-28-2016, 11:10 PM   #1
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Jacks won't go down

We have a new to us 2000 Winnebago Adventurer. It has a hydraulic leveling system. Every time we try to turn on the system, it alarms, flashes a red light and stops. DH has read every manual he can get his hands on and topped off the fluid as it was low. Still no luck. We are scheduled to take our maiden voyage leaving Friday. We understand it is crucial to be level for the fridge and the slides. Any help would be great.
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We have a new to us 2000 Winnebago Adventurer. It has a hydraulic leveling system. Every time we try to turn on the system, it alarms, flashes a red light and stops. DH has read every manual he can get his hands on and topped off the fluid as it was low. Still no luck. We are scheduled to take our maiden voyage leaving Friday. We understand it is crucial to be level for the fridge and the slides. Any help would be great.
Do you have the transmission in Park, and the parking brake set? Sometimes the switch that indicates that the parking brake is set needs adjustment to indicate that the parking brake is in fact on.

Hopefully, others will be along to provide more help.
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Old 06-29-2016, 12:37 AM   #3
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What brand and model jack system?
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Old 06-29-2016, 01:39 AM   #4
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On my previous 1996 Georgie Boy Cruisemaster, the emergency brake had to be set and the engine running to get the hydraulic jacks to operate.
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I would check all the grounds in the system, could be a low voltage problem.


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You might try resetting the controller. Disconnect power to it for a couple of minutes then reconnect and try again. My system is a power gear and it would power the pump on and flash red. Once I did this, it will give me a green light and only power the pump when you press a button. I still have no jacks at this point but I beleive my solenoid valves are stuck or bad. At least this got me a little headway.
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It is an HWH system. DH went back to dealership who gave him an hour of mechanic time at no charge. Jacks still don't work, but they determined there isn't power to part of the system. We have a multi tester and fuses, so if we get a chance, may fool with it at site.
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A couple of months ago my jacks (Power Gear) would not go down. I did not get any flashing red light but my green power light did come. I thought my problem was the solenoid so I removed it. I tested it and it worked so that eliminated that. I then use jumper wires to test the motor and it worked ok. It was suggested on the forum to check the fused on the back of the controller, I believe it was X1 which controls the power to the pump, this was my problem it was bad fuse. I replaced the fuse and all is well, still puzzles me as to why it blew. I cleaned all of wire connections to the motor and solenoid. Here a couple of pics of my controller, the fuses are the little round items.
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Jack/fuse problem

[QUOTE=98FPA;3142063]... It was suggested on the forum to check the fused on the back of the controller, I believe it was X1 which controls the power to the pump, this was my problem it was bad fuse. I replaced the fuse and all is well, still puzzles me as to why it blew. I cleaned all of wire connections to the motor and solenoid. Here a couple of pics of my controller, the fuses are the little round items.

Can you tell us where you purchased these fuses? We are having the same problem with our RV which is a 1997 Pace Arrow Vision and I hope it's as simple as a fuse! Thank you for this post.
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Jacks won't go down

Your setup is probably different, but on my Alpine the HWH is powered off the house batteries. Once I had a tech working on it and after he was done I drove off (the chassis disconnect was fine) but somewhere they, or me, turned off the house disconnect. When I got home the jacks/slides did not work. Once I discovered the house disconnect was turned off, I corrected it and all was fine.

The HWH pump draws a LOT of power. On Alpines we have a big honking fuse (no, I don't remember the amps) on the power cable coming off the battery bank going to the pump, if it is blown the pump will not operate. If that is the issue it begs the question, what caused the fuse to blow. It is large enough you do not want to put a new one in and have it blow, so test, test, test!
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Resolved!

DH scoped around and was able to put his multi tester in the loop. The jacks were drawing too much because they were up too far. Once they were adjusted and the fuse replaced, all is well. Thank you for suggesting the fuses. We also gained back the radio, the thermometer, and the mirror controls.
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