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Old 01-21-2015, 08:24 PM   #1
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Steps won't extend from their travel position.

2010 Damon Astoria, so how do I get access to the motor assembly?

I viewed that other thread about the step motor replacement but I don't know how to get to the motor .
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:33 PM   #2
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You will have to manually extend the steps and brace them in place to see the motor under the motorhome. While it seems easy enough to take the three bolts and disconnect the wiring harness it took me several hours as I never seem to get anything to go together right the first time. Motors on amazon are the same as the ones you get at the local rv store only cheaper. My other suggestion is to not quench your thirst with beer until the project is done. Reread my second sentence for details.
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Old 01-22-2015, 02:14 PM   #3
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Reread my second sentence for details.
Words of profound wisdom!!
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Old 01-22-2015, 02:24 PM   #4
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Grab a hammer, get yourself into a safe position as if the steps are going to extend, and tap on the motor assembly, it has been noted in the past that a little bit of persuasion make some steps to start to work again. After that order a new motor, as these motors are prone to getting dead spots.
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I would suggest you go thru this trouble shooting guide and see
what is really causing the problem. Throwing parts at it can get
expensive. When mine failed, the wiring to the motor was pinched
against metal (sloppy Thor workmanship) which shorted out the
ground, so the motor would not work. Motor was fine.
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Old 01-22-2015, 04:40 PM   #6
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Here is more helpful information from Lippert. Not positive it applies
to your year, but was pertinent for 2008 Tuscany.
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:06 PM   #7
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Found the problem today, broken wire from the magnetic door switch, a very thin wire coming from an unsupported section of harness....sloppy installation.

I find it odd that the rocker switch located just inside the door wouldn't activate the steps??
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My other suggestion is to not quench your thirst with beer until the project is done. Reread my second sentence for details.

ROFL, it takes a real BOSS to admit to that kind of fixing!
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I find it odd that the rocker switch located just inside the door wouldn't activate the steps??
Normally that switch only disables the steps so that when you are parked with the ignition off they don't constantly retract.
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When my steps failed the linkage was broken, motor would run, steps wouldn't move. new linkage $30.00, a couple of hours (without beer), and all is good.
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