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Old 06-14-2015, 05:29 PM   #1
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Kwikee steps- help!!

I have a 2 step Kwikee on my 1989 Fleetwood Southwind which went south about a week ago.

It extends almost all the way, not quite, and retracts half way. When its extended, the understep light, which should be on, clicks on and off and there is a relay? clicking in the controller.

I cleaned up the grounds, replaced the motor and the door switch with new, but no change.

The linkage when not connected to the steps seemed to be retracting all the way (the gears turn a square shaft, and it need to turn 180 degrees to be fully retracted) but not when connected to the steps. Power is kind of intermittent no matter what- even when retracting or extending sort of properly, its jerky. Never quite the same twice. Lots of clicking from the controller.

The controller for these older Kwikee steps seems to be unavailable; the only ones I see online are for 1999 and later.

Any ideas (side from replacing the whole thing)?
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Old 06-14-2015, 05:43 PM   #2
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Had s similar problem with a 2011 Serrano. Replaced the controller with the new version and all is well.
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Old 06-14-2015, 05:49 PM   #3
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I have a 2 step Kwikee on my 1989 Fleetwood Southwind which went south about a week ago.

It extends almost all the way, not quite, and retracts half way. When its extended, the understep light, which should be on, clicks on and off and there is a relay? clicking in the controller.

I cleaned up the grounds, replaced the motor and the door switch with new, but no change.

The linkage when not connected to the steps seemed to be retracting all the way (the gears turn a square shaft, and it need to turn 180 degrees to be fully retracted) but not when connected to the steps. Power is kind of intermittent no matter what- even when retracting or extending sort of properly, its jerky. Never quite the same twice. Lots of clicking from the controller.

The controller for these older Kwikee steps seems to be unavailable; the only ones I see online are for 1999 and later.

Any ideas (side from replacing the whole thing)?
Can we assume that you have cleaned and lubed the entire step assembly linkage. The motor stops when the controller senses an overcurrent ... normally that's when the steps are fully retracted or extended .... any bind can cause the controller to think the steps are at the stop.
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If the gear becomes off pivot you will need a new gear housing may work normal for a while but if goes off center you get your reaction.
This supplier has all.
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Yes, I lubed it very thoroughly, and I had already lubed it and adjusted the cams less than a month ago as well. When not connected to the linkage, the steps swing very freely. The steps and linkage are not binding that I can see, and since the rig hadn't moved at all between "working fine" and "not working" I don't think anything could have gotten twisted or bent.
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If the gear becomes off pivot you will need a new gear housing may work normal for a while but if goes off center you get your reaction.
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I don't understand what you mean- can you clarify?
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Was looking for link to part in my files.
The interior gear pivots in this housing as it ages the pivot pin will wear the hole so gear becomes off set and removes itself from the drive gear of motor.
Cheapest place I found parts other location I have wants $85.00 for same part.
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Originally Posted by 007";2603511]Was looking for link to part in my files.
The interior gear pivots in [B][URL="http://www.americanrvcompany.com/Kwikee-1101425-Gear-&-Linkage-Kit-A-Control-For-Steps-Camper-Trailer-RV
this housing[/URL][/B] as it ages the pivot pin will wear the hole so gear becomes off set and removes itself from the drive gear of motor.
Cheapest place I found parts other location I have wants $85.00 for same part.
the housing on mine is a little different, but the metal gears mesh well and there is no wear around the shaft to allow it to move around. I don't think the gears coming unmeshed is the issue.
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