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Old 06-06-2012, 06:14 AM   #1
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steps won't come down

2011 Georgetown steps won't come down...unit has been in storage for a few months...any suggestions'
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Usually that is caused by an exhausted battery set. Check the batteries.
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My experience (if the batteries are good) is the whole mechanism under the steps needs lubricating, particlarly if you are in a humid climate. I Go after mine with a spray lubrcant to all the moving joints at least twice a year. You will also want to make sure the mounting bolts holding the assembly are all tight. I have found them to come loose at times which results in the steps not retracting properly.
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Including the above great suggestions, check and make sure the step grounds are clean and all fuses in the circuit are good. Any chance they got damaged? A bent mechanism will cause cause binding.
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Lube all the piviots etc. with Castrol chain lube - keep it off of your clothes. It is made for motorcycle chains so won't damage rubber. I do mine 2x per year and they allways work.
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Georgetown steps

thanks for your suggestions...I removed the step cover panel & saw the connection to the step motor... I removed the connectors & put them together and the step came down
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Steps

Make sure it isn't the magnet on the door not making contact.
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