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Old 01-30-2014, 07:17 PM   #1
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Replace HWH solenoids

Has anyone out there replaced their own slide solenoids? Is it difficult to do and do you need specialized tools?

I have a 2003 Winnebago Adventurer 33V and the creeping problem of the living room slide was diagnosed by Camping World as a faulty retract solenoid and gave us the part numbers of the HWH parts to purchase.

We couldn't get the work done as we were on the move back home at the time. We had a local shop purchase them and they have given a time estimate of 3 hours to install the two solenoids (retract and extend)

Does three hours seem reasonable to do the install? Can I do it myself?

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I replaced two of those on my previous coach, at 2002 Journey. Use a 1/4" nut driver to release the pressure on the solenoid (open 2 - 3 turns). Disconnect the two wire connector going to the solenoid. I used a pair of channel lock pliers to loosen the solenoid, then it came out easily. Just make sure you keep everything as clean as you can so as not to introduce dirt in the system.

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Yup, did it myself, very simple to replace, however getting my large frame into a comfortable position in the area of the pump/manifold took a little time.
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BC........get rebuilt solenoids directly from HWH in Moscow, IA. Save your old ones for rebuilding. Others have explained how to DIY. Not a real big deal just clean the area before you remove a solenoid
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I replaced 2 on my 2003 Winne 38G and it took about an hour, including a good cleaning. Might help to have a strap wrench


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