Flexsteel Foot Rest Worm Drive Failure
We have a 2015 Ventana with Flexsteel pilot and co-pilot chairs. Today the foot rest on the co-pilot chair stuck in the up position making it nearly impossible to safely get out of the coach. Upon further inspection one of the two worm drives was not turning. A quick call to Flexsteel customer support confirmed my suspicions. The motor was good, the cables were all working as designed, one of the worm drive assemblies was broken. The coach is barely 2 years old so I was surprised by the part failing so soon. It is only a $30 part and should be in my hands in a few days. Taking the old/broken one out was easy (under an hour from start to finish including the call to Flexsteel) and necessary to get the foot rest down. I expect the install will be fairly easy as well. I have not found any posts in the Newmar forum about this problem on a Flexsteel but did find a few on the Villa chairs. I am hoping we just got the one bad worm drive and this is an isolated problem. Any thoughts or other experiences with this failure on a Flexsteel would be appreciated. As always, thanks in advance for your comments. I hope to see many of you in Sedalia at the Rally.
Mike & Mary Favors (RUNAWAY)
2015 Newmar Ventana 4002 & 2015 Jeep GC Limited
Emma, Margarita & Cami (Furry kids)