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Old 01-11-2012, 10:46 PM   #1
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Power Gear leveler question - Machnical question

I have a 2005 National Seabreeze and the Powergear hyrolic leavers system that will operate sometime on its own but most of the time it does nothing unless I get someone to use a hammer to gently tap the electric motor on the leaveler tank under the hood with while I hold down the button inside. That seems to "Free up" the motor and the system works. I think that it has some corrosion inside the electric motor and the fix is to remover the electric motor and get it rebuilt. Does anyone know how difficult it is to remove this electric motor? Any watchouts or advice?

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Old 01-12-2012, 07:28 AM   #2
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The link below may help you.

http://support.powergearus.com/techdocs/82-L0051-00.pdf
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I have a 2005 National Seabreeze and the Powergear hyrolic leavers system that will operate sometime on its own but most of the time it does nothing unless I get someone to use a hammer to gently tap the electric motor on the leaveler tank under the hood with while I hold down the button inside. That seems to "Free up" the motor and the system works. I think that it has some corrosion inside the electric motor and the fix is to remover the electric motor and get it rebuilt. Does anyone know how difficult it is to remove this electric motor? Any watchouts or advice?

John
A word of caution from someone who has worked on these. The solonoid is mounted to the motor on the powergear system. Many times the contacts in the
solonoid get a tit on them and don't close right. I have had more solonoid problems than motor problems with jacks. The next time it happens have someone check the output side of the solonoid with a test light or multimeter. It may be that when the motor is tapped it causes the points in the solonoid to close)
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Good call on the solonid. Link below for trouble shooting the motor

http://support.powergearus.com/techd...HEET%20216.pdf
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Paifully slow retract on Powergear

My passenger side rear jack is painfully slow to retract especially the last 2 inches or so. I have sprayed liberally with silicone spray and it seems I must keep hitting the retract button for about 5 minutes to get it fully up. I had the dealer check the fluid level in pump and he said it was ok. Any ideas? Thanks
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I had a similar problem with the driver's side rear. I wipe down the exposed portion of the jack with the system hyd. fluid not silicone. Also there is a zerk fitting on the housing (stationary part) near the bottom. I use a multipurpose synthetic grease. Pump it in while having the jack exercised. It will eventually free up.
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I have had this same problem on my Newmar Mountaineer with HWH levelers. Look for an electrical connection on the back of the motor that has a single cable going to it. See if it wiggles or seems to be loose. If so, I would suggest that is your problem. Tapping on the motor is allowing that connection to make contact.

Will post a picture of this connection if needed.
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Thanks all for the quick replies. I thought of the solonid as well but it seems to work properly and all of the wires are on snugly. I am afraid that it might be the motor. If anyone has removed one of these motors, I would sure like to hear from you.

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