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Old 10-09-2015, 06:53 AM   #1
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Kwikee steps

I have a peculiar problem with my Kwikee steps. From time to time they will stop working and I have found that rapping on the motor starts them working again. The last time this happened I must have rapped them to hard, they started working but made a grinding sound. When we arrived back home I disassembled the motor to find one of the magnets had come loose in the housing. I epoxied it back in place and bench tested the motor. It ran fine forward and reverse. On reinstalling it I found that it works just the opposite of what it should, when the door is opened it retracts and when the door closes it extends. I made no changes to the wiring so I am totally without an explanation. It's driving me crazy.. thanks for any replies. Bob
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When you reasembled the motor you might have instaled the brush holder 180 out. Did you mark the end caps before disasembly.
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Not a problem, just drive down the road with your door open. At least steps will be in Just kidding. This is something that would happen to me. You fix something, thinking you did a great accomplishment and, something else goes wrong, that you had nothing to do with. Hmmmmm, let us know what your cure is when you find it so that folks like me, who will more than likely make the same mistake if and when I have to work on mine, will be able to recall the cure.
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Speed Racer was right on, he replied: "When you reassembled the motor you might have installed the brush holder 180 out. Did you mark the end caps before disassembly." I had the motor housing 180 deg from it was originally, turned it and presto it ran the right way.
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