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Old 08-31-2013, 01:41 PM   #1
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PowerGear Jacks

2007 42F American Eagle

Went to level the coach and the jacks went down but the coach did not level. When I pressed the Travel mode button after 90 seconds a fault light comes on. The jacks will now not come up other either. I have the option level with either air or hydraulics. To raise the jacks I removed two screws on the top of the PowerGear motor and spun the 7/16 nut with a wrench to see if it was bound up in any way. It moved freely. I bypassed the cylanoid with some jumper cables and pressed the black buttons that corresponded to each jack. One by one all the jacks retracted fully.

Went back in the coach and I was able to get it leveled using the hydraulic jacks with the auto button. To test everything was working pressed the Travel button and the jacks would not retract again. I repeated the steps I had already done and now the jacks are back up.

I am trying to nail down where the problem is. Is it the motor, the cylanoid, or something else.

Thanks in advance,


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Old 08-31-2013, 04:41 PM   #2
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I can't help you with those ( electric maybe ) but if your still at a loss on Tuesday , the Power Gear techs are very good and respond quickly via email. Their address is info@powergearus.com .

Good luck and please update us.


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Old 09-01-2013, 11:26 AM   #3
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There are usually 4 solenoids on the Power Gear jack, the three for the jacks (right Rear, Left Rear, Front (Both)) and the DUMP Valve.. If they will not come up I would recommend the following test.

Using a volt meter or test light attach to one of the jack solenoids and have partner hit the button.. If the light/meter shows presence of battery voltage (Check all 4 valves) it's not the control system.

On the dump valve using a multi meter check for resistance on the magnet.. If it is open. I have a spare in the back (If you happen to be close enough to pick it up).
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