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Old 08-17-2011, 07:02 PM   #15
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Alas a lot of what he needs to access requires the steps not be in the way.

The pin, can you "pick" it out,, a long thin rod, with a hook shape on the end, hook the cotter pin and pull it, you may need a long flat screwdriver as well.

Now... I've had the motor fail,, basically it stopped on a dead spot.. I thunked it with the rubber coated handle of a hammer a few times, not too hard, and ... got lucky.

I finally dropped the motor and let the steps swing free, then re-installed the motor and let it "re-index" as it were.. It now stops on a "Good spot" and works great.

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And here we thought NORM was just another pretty face!

Here he has been taking these things apart, all of these years!

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Old 08-23-2011, 03:57 PM   #17
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My step stuck yesterday. I just grabbed one of the arms and shook it an it went in. What do you do if your step does not go in and you have to move the RV?
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Old 08-23-2011, 04:10 PM   #18
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My step stuck yesterday. I just grabbed one of the arms and shook it an it went in. What do you do if your step does not go in and you have to move the RV?
When mine stuck out I slid underneath and disconnected a link. I had my wife hold it up while I wrapped wire around it from underneath. I drove two weeks and about a 1,000 miles that way before I had it repaired.
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:11 PM   #19
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For what it's worth...

This is most likely no help for the problems mentioned in this thread, but may be of help for those searching for answers to step retraction problems.

Recently I had the steps out when I deflated the air suspension. The steps caught on the curb with the coach weight resting on them. When I raised the coach back up and retracted the steps, I found that the steps would not retract all the way. I thought that I had bent the linkage. Sometime later I decided to lube the moving parts just for general maintenance, and found that the steps began retracting to the proper position. I am now aware of the importance of lubricating the step linkage.
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:48 PM   #20
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Kwikee Step Problem Solved

To everyone who contributed a big thank you. I had my mechanic work on the rv this morning and he was able to somehow get the steps extended and it turns out it was a bad lift motor. He replaced the lift motor that I had furnished him (Dorman # 742-277 available from AutoZone) and the steps are now operational and work great. Total labor costs = $121.22.

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Old 10-11-2011, 06:47 AM   #21
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In case you haven't gotten your steps fixed yet, mine quit working, couldn't figger it out so took it to dealer. They said they were just gunked up with road grime, sand, etc, used brake cleaner to get them working. Geez!

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