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Old 04-21-2014, 06:50 AM   #1
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power gear levelers

I have a 99 36s Bounder Motor Home, that has Power Gear Levelers on it.
Tried to level today, control Board turned on, but when button pushed to lower jacks motor runs but jacks fail to go down. Checked fluid, clean ground connections, checked inline fuse, still don't go down. Any help appreciated.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:54 AM   #2
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Just a thought but is your parking brake set. Maybe reset it.

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Old 04-21-2014, 08:21 AM   #3
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For the jacks to work, two things have to happen. The motor has to run and the solenoid valve has to open and let the fluid flow to the jacks. The motor is running, so you must have a solenoid valve problem. Check the ground wires to the solenoids.
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:57 AM   #4
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I had the same issue. Turns out the pump was bad. Shaft would turn but fins were bad. I had to send for rebuild about $500 so far not counting removal and reinstall.
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:44 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by olly72 View Post
Just a thought but is your parking brake set. Maybe reset it.
Motor runs so jacks set.

I'd bet on one of three (well 5) Things.

Solenoid valves (1,2,3)
Dump valve (Solenoid valve #4)
Pump (#5)
On my list.

Not much else can cause it save no fluid but then he'd be gettin jacks down alarm.
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:34 PM   #6
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There's some troubleshooting info for Power Gear jacks at the link below:

Fleetwood Tech Library - Power Gear

You may have to hunt a bit to find your system.

I looked on that web site an found troubleshooting for 2004 and later, but nothing that I could find for a 1999 motorhome.

I have a 2000 model with power gear jacks, and I have saved a troubleshooting document for the older models. If you need it, send me a private message with your email address and I'll email it to you.

Some of the items in the older troubleshooting guide are
each solenoid has a fuse in the red line within 18 inches of the solenoid.

A stuck dump valve can cause the problem you have.

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Thanks for the replys, solved the issue, had a bad battery replaced it and jacks worked fine. Thanks again

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