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Old 08-01-2016, 06:35 PM   #15
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On my Dutch Star after doing all the troubleshooting steps I pulled motor apart and found that one of the brushes was stuck and not making contact. I should of taped on side of motor first.
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Old 08-01-2016, 07:13 PM   #16
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Mine does this every few stops, a few taps with a hammer on the gear and it goes right in. Because of this we have stopped leaving it out when parked and just let it cycle.
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Well, I recently replaced the controller, motor and switch and mine will sometimes mess it there when you shut the door and then go in 20-30 seconds later. Frustrating to say the least. When we get to our destination I am going to clean the second ground.
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Old 08-03-2016, 06:18 PM   #18
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I just had this same problem today, I sprayed the heck out of it with WD40 then tapped the heck out of it with a rubber mallet. Was able to get it working enough to be able to move the motor home. Not perfect but it got me where I wanted to go.
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Everybody seems to be doing the same thing over and over and over. Chasing their tails. What fixes one issue may not fix the next issue. Troubleshooting is a step by step process. Identify the symptoms and follow the leads. If it is an electrical issue.

First check for power at the motor. If it has power to the motor and is still not working the next thing to try are the grounds. Electricity needs a complete path to ground or it will not work. Not 4 months ago I helped fix two sets of stairs. All I did was loosen then tighten the ground lugs and they worked. Fixed another intermittent set because of a loose connection at the magnet on the door.

The ground connections are under the steps exposed to water and dirt and will get dirty. Check those first. Now lube all the necessary lube points and there are a bunch of them. To find them have somebody operate the steps in and out while you look with a flashlight and squirt some good lube into the lube areas.

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Talked to the parts dept for Newmar and told them I had found the module online for $100ishbut the number was not the same. I gave him the Number on the replacement module and asked if that was the correct one. He said no. Soon....I paid $349 for one straight from Newmar. Hard lesson to learn, because the one they sent me is the EXACT same new part number as the one from retailer, only it was $109 vs Newmar's $349. It does work now. New motor (my son found that the old motor though not the real problem had a small crack in the housing) and new module. Success! At least we didn't have to pay what would have been twice as much with labor from a mechanic! Have learned that though we have had good service from Newmar parts department in the past, they will take advantage of you. I am disappointed in them.
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Don't want to hijack the thread but as the OP has solved his problem can I present a similar mystery?

My Kwikee steps work fine but draw on the chassis battery when not operating and coach is shut down (stored). The short (as tested with a light probe between disconnected negative cable and negative battery post) pulses a dim light. This draw stops when the main step fuse is pulled. When it is drawing I can hear a clicking sound from the motor. The grounds are tight (one was loose but tightening it didn't fix the problem). I have a test pigtail on order. Any ideas?
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Don't want to hijack the thread but as the OP has solved his problem can I present a similar mystery?

My Kwikee steps work fine but draw on the chassis battery when not operating and coach is shut down (stored). The short (as tested with a light probe between disconnected negative cable and negative battery post) pulses a dim light. This draw stops when the main step fuse is pulled. When it is drawing I can hear a clicking sound from the motor. The grounds are tight (one was loose but tightening it didn't fix the problem). I have a test pigtail on order. Any ideas?
For best visibility suggest to start a new thread.
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Had that problem with my Itasca 35F. The wire to the magnet had been cut too short to the magnet and had separated just from vibration from the unit. I spliced in an extension, leaving a little extra wire to create some slack in the line. Notified Winnebago service and they acted like they could have cared less.
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Thanks VSPA, I will look into that.
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