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Old 09-10-2014, 03:06 PM   #1
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Need to retract Kwikee electric step

Is there a way to manually retract the Kwikee electric step? I have the single step series on my Monaco and I need to get out of here with it in the stored position instead of it out.
Just need to know if there is a way to crank it in.....
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Have you tried lubrication of all joints? Also tap on the motor but be careful and do it from the side out of the way if they move. If all else fails take off the arm on the left and bungie them closed.
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Have you tried lubrication of all joints? Also tap on the motor but be careful and do it from the side out of the way if they move. If all else fails take off the arm on the left and bungie them closed.
Good Advice.
Most common failure of these steps is Lack of Lubrication. Try that route before getting too serious.
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Thanks guys that was it !!!!! A little lubrication on the joints as well as a slight tap on the motor. Man I love this site !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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If the problem reoccurs and the lube won't solve it, there should be a pin connecting the steps to the motor. Remove the bin, securely bungee the steps in the up position, and away you go!

The lube is much easier though, glad it worked for you!
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Lubrication! Hah! Older ones are riddled with electrical failures and problems. Everyone says lube them. If they are constantly giving erratic performance and you have lubed them it's the controller, the motor or both. Buy the rebuild kit and have consistently working stairs.
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Pill the cotter pin, remove the pin and bungee them in the retracted position. Thats the best you can do until they are repaired.
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One of the primary reasons IMHO that the steps freeze in or out is exposure to road grime and water. Over time they rust and that little window motor isn't strong enough to overcome it. That is why lubrication is so important on all moving parts.
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Agree, but when they work perfectly 10 times in a row with no sign of dragging and then they don't work. It's generally not lube. And that little window motor has tons of torque!
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Had the same problem recently turned out to be the gear housing.
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