Kwikee Level Best 3000 Jack Problem
On our last trip we encountered the dreaded "jacks down" problem. The first couple of times it was panic, take the first exit and check the jacks time. Some times we would go all morning with no problem and others it was on and off continuously. I confirmed that none of the jacks were dropping down any time this happened. By the time we arrived home, the fault was almost continuous.
Thanks to research on this forum, I tracked the problem down to a faulty sensor switch that is located on top of the jack (last one tested, of course). Originally I located one replacement switch on e-bay for $150, but by the time I confirmed it was a bad switch, the one on e-bay was gone.
I really didn't want to bypass the jack up sensor, but I could not locate a replacement anywhere. I came up with the idea of using a limit switch like is used on a CNC router or similar equipment. The switch is gasket sealed and is water/oil resistant so it should be fine in the weather. If not, it's an easy, cheap replacement.
Long story short, a $10 switch, two 5" hose clamps, a soldered extension to the plug wire and the problem was solved. I made sure to use a cross-roller switch so any movement of the landing pad would not bend the plunger.
The fix works perfectly with a total investment of $15.
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