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Old 05-17-2012, 05:07 PM   #1
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Steps won't go out

The steps on our 2008 Allegro 32LA, won't go out. Since we are on the road I guess that's better than won't go in. I've pulled 3 buss fuses in the front bay in a breaker labeled 'step fuses'. There was a 20a and 2 5a, and all looked OK. In the bedroom in the fuse panel there are 23 fuses, none labeled and on a list taped to the panel there is a list showing various items, one of which is 20A Step-switch but no clue which one it might be. Any help will be appreciated.

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Old 05-17-2012, 05:13 PM   #2
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did you try lubricating the steps? spray silicon lube on all the pivot points, then try to extend it by hand.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:59 PM   #3
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Who is the step manufacturer. If you know that then you can likely get a trouble shooting procedure from an online manual on their web site.
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:29 AM   #4
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Crawl underneath (stay clear of the steps in case they come out) and unplug and replug the power connector. while you are under there look at the ground wire. Could just be a corroded connection or contact point.
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:32 PM   #5
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mine has a switch by the door that if it's off the steps won't work.
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:38 AM   #6
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my winne has a magnetic switch on the screen door jamb. if the wiring is loose or broken, the step will not extend.
you might try tapping on the magnetic switch. sometimes they hang up.
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Mine would work sometimes and then quit. Found out it had a bad spot in gears or motor. Had to replace motor.
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"My" RV service manager ( the service manager at the repair place I use when I absolutely have to) tole me to spray all of the joints, get down under the MH out of the way of the steps and take a hammer and beat on everything you can find to beat on, then yell at your wife to open the door.

If that doesn't work, try it again. Bang lightly on the curved arm going to the motor, etc.

That generally works on mine. It is 14 years old and got attacked by a traffic cone on the interstate one timed.

He said that if this doesn't work, and all of the electrical seems to be OK, then It is probably going to be big bucks replacing all.

Check out this link: RV Electric Step Controls Rebuilding Service | RV Controls
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"My" RV service manager ( the service manager at the repair place I use when I absolutely have to) tole me to spray all of the joints, get down under the MH out of the way of the steps and take a hammer and beat on everything you can find to beat on, then yell at your wife to open the door.
Check out this link: RV Electric Step Controls Rebuilding Service | RV Controls
I used my kid to open and close the door.
My wife ain't good for much....

Did get the steps workin again tho.
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Hit it with a hammer. No luck. Got a bigger hammer and hit it again. Worked. My concern is why it happened in the first place and what is the likely-hood of it happening again.
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The motor shuts off on current draw.
The steps were stuck and need lubrication. The motor couldn't move the steps out, high current draw, motor shuts off.
Use white lithium grease on all joints, spray can in auto parts store.
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I used my kid to open and close the door.
My wife ain't good for much....

Did get the steps workin again tho.

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Mine quit also, did the unplug the 4wire plug checked out ok then the straight wire from motor to a battery nothing motor and control combo $250.00 plus labor.
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