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Old 07-13-2019, 05:18 PM   #1
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Another Kwikee Step Question

Have read many concerns & answers on these steps,
Havenít found answer to my problem yet..
Each time I get MH out of storage, steps wonít extend upon opening door. I have to remove motor, which is bound, I replace step motor, then steps work as they should during entire trip.
After putting back in storage, both battery switches are shut off. Then I usually reenter within a day or 2 to replace bedding ect. Steps continue working properly.
Then after a few more days, I go to enter, and steps wonít extend. So each time out, its release bound motor. I can do it in about 10 minutes, but still would like to eliminate problem. Thanks for any insight you all can give.
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Have you checked the teeth on the underside of the step that the motor gear turns in? If one is broke/missing it will cause the bind.
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The motor is "in a bind" every time the controller disconnects the ground. There is no on/off switch, the controller senses increased motor amp-draw and stops the motor as stated. Perhaps the Kwikee Service Training manual will help explain.
If you want to do some testing, watch the
Electric steps operate the same way as an automobile electric window, in fact a replacement motor is from a Ford model auto.
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