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Old 06-18-2016, 09:31 AM   #1
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Seems like it never ends, when we left the refrigerator cooling fans quit, now its my steps. Seems they won't fully extend or retract. I can ull them out but when you step on them they go in.
Suggestions or ideas as to why and what to do. I lubed the pivot points to no avail
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Old 06-18-2016, 02:55 PM   #2
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Not that I am an expert by any means.... but when our steps started to go haywire it turned out to be the house batteries.

FYI... we also pull a 20' with a Mini Clubman S!
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Old 06-18-2016, 03:16 PM   #3
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...Seems like it never ends, when we left the refrigerator cooling fans quit, now its my steps...
Of course it never ends...it's an RV. All coaches fit in one of these three categories, not necessarily in this order:

1. It's broken.
2. You just fixed it.
3. It's getting ready to break again.
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...Seems like it never ends, when we left the refrigerator cooling fans quit, now its my steps...
Of course it never ends...it's an RV. All coaches fit in one of the three categories, not necessarily in this order:

1. It's broken.
2. You just fixed it.
3. It's getting ready to break again.

My coach is presently in the #1 position with the inv/charger in the shop.
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Seems like it never ends, when we left the refrigerator cooling fans quit, now its my steps. Seems they won't fully extend or retract. I can ull them out but when you step on them they go in.

Suggestions or ideas as to why and what to do. I lubed the pivot points to no avail

View this video from Kwikee: https://vimeo.com/45602427

Might help you diagnose the problem.


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I agree, seems like #1 is more common lately.
I don't think it is the batteries as I am on shore power, but who knows.
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If the steps won't stay in position, it sounds like the gears in the motor assembly could be stripped and not holding. That could also account for why they won't go out all the way. Replacement motor assemblies are usually available at auto parts stores as most are power window motors.
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Kwikee steps stop when high current draw is detected. Lubricate them monthly as owners manual states. Remove the ground wire, clean with a wire brush, replace ground wire and tighten. USE CAUTION! The steps may start unexpectedly, they can sever fingers.
Those are the most common causes of erratic operation.
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