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Old 07-09-2013, 10:06 PM   #1
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lippert jack problems

Hello All, can anyone help me out? I've read quite a bit on here about problems with
Lippert jacks and pumps.. I'm one of the unlucky ones who did NOT have trouble with my pump and seal under warranty with the jacks on my 2009 Damon Challenger. I've contacted Lippert and all they want to do is sell me a new pump and coupler at list price of $750. I saw that someone found a replacement on the internet but I've had no luck with that route either. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Any official word on if Lippert or Damon ever had a recall on the unit/seal? I also am a victim of the motor from china with the part number 414850. Thanks again, RupDamon
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:52 AM   #2
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I just had my motor rebuilt at a local auto electrical shop for $124.
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I just had my motor rebuilt at a local auto electrical shop for $124.
Our motor trips chassis DC breaker. How do I remove motor?
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Remove the two power cables on each side, then you remove the 2 long (thin) bolts that go thru the motor and attach to the pump. Beware of the motor coupler that might fall out, on the ground. It couples the motor shaft to the pump shaft. Take the O ring off the motor so you don't lose it.
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We had our pump/motor replaced about a month ago under our extended warrenty. I kept the pump and motor so that I could look it over and see if there is some way to work on the sealing of the motor. On ours the seal went bad, allowing fluid into the motor. The shop that replaced ours had said that they have replace several of these systems.
It sucks to have a system that appears to have a design flaw, and little help of Lippert. On the other hand, there seems to be lots of owners out there that have little problems with this system. It will be interesting to watch.
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Well the good thing about Lippert are the techs, they really help. But you are right about known problems that they know about. My first year of owning the RV my jacks failed to go up while in FL. After troubleshooting with Mike at lippert I hit the motor with a wrench and up came the jacks. Mike sent me a new motor and O ring and I put it in. Now about 5 years later that motor went south, the same hit is with a screwdriver and up came the jacks. I never had the O ring leak fluid in the pump, seems like moisture is getting in the motor. Another problem I had was the tank leaking, after replacing the O ring still leaked. The design on the pump/tank is such that the tank has 4 screws holding it to the pump but the tank is not resting on anything. I have a 4qt tank (they don't make anymore) so you have a gallon of fluid bouncing as you travel. I added a steel plate to the frame that the motor sits on and put some rubber pads so that the tank now sits on that. I put permatex around the neck of the tank and no more leaks.
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