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Old 08-28-2006, 04:41 PM   #1
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My Kwikee Steps won't retract fully. Have checked battery charge and lubed everything. They extend fully with no problem, just won't retract all the way. I would appreciate any comments.
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My Kwikee Steps won't retract fully. Have checked battery charge and lubed everything. They extend fully with no problem, just won't retract all the way. I would appreciate any comments.
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Old 08-28-2006, 07:37 PM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by bowats:
My Kwikee Steps won't retract fully. Have checked battery charge and lubed everything. They extend fully with no problem, just won't retract all the way. I would appreciate any comments. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Something is binding or jammed somewhere. Check underneath to see if any of the wireing is caught behind the stops etc or if anything seems bent or out of alinement. Stay out of harms way and disconnect before getting to close.

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Old 08-28-2006, 08:41 PM   #4
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Not sure what model step you have but I had a step with a bolt that came stright down from geared plate with teeth that the motor gears turned. The bolt is soft metal and snapped off because of heavy people using step. It bent and wouldn't allow step to fully close. When it broke on a trip I replaced it with a steel bolt.
You may have just knuckles that close and open and they will bend causing same problem or you have lost a pin thru one of the knuckles causeing your problem. You can get replacement parts from MFG you have to let them know what model step you have.
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Old 09-07-2006, 09:22 AM   #5
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check for a small rock...that was my problem

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First of all welcome to the forum. If you contact Kwikee they will help you as they stand behind there products. Try all the above fixes if that does not work call Kwikee.
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Slightly off topic. rvsurplussalvage.com has double power steps made by "World Friendship Company" for $125 plus shipping (under $20 to me). They appear to be Kwikee knock offs. I'm guessing Kwikee steps are made in the USA, and the WFCO steps are imported. Anyone know more? $145 is very reasonable to replace a troublesome step.
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Was low battery after all. Appreciate all comments and the welcome as well. This Forum is a wealth of information.
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