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Old 08-01-2020, 02:53 PM   #1
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HWH Leveling Jacks Access Door

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The lock access door for the HWH Jacks is frozen and the key will not turn. I have been spraying every fluid known to man in the lock hole for six months and I still can't get the lock to turn.
I need ideas on how to get that door open. I didn't want to just drool the lockout if someone had a better idea.
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From underneath do you have enough room that you may be able to use a socket and long extension to remove the nut holding the lock arm?
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Old 08-01-2020, 04:18 PM   #3
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….it would be a bit of a pain, but that whole panel swings up on the beltline hinge cam joint--just like the basement doors....need to take bolts out that hold bottom/sides of panel in place... careful--no retainer tab on cam joint for this panel so at 90 degrees up, it will fall off hinge cam....I know--lots of work to remove panel but doing so would allow access to back of compartment door....good luck...
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Tom, I wonder if the problem is the lever on the lock is jammed? Remember it turns left and on ours it turns left. That lever jams so it could jam, reach up under and spray it with PB Blaster.
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I know this is going to sound stupid, but are you sure you're using the right key?
My same year and model coach has its own key for that door that doesn't fit anything else on the coach....
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Yes, our key for that access door is unique as well. If you're trying to use the bin lock keys its the wrong one...
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Interesting--the keys for my 2003 are the same one???????
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I think mine is unique too, but I'll double check and report back if it's the same.

If your lock is frozen, I think your only option will be to drill it out. You can't get to it from underneath. The only opening on our 2005 are on the sides and rear, and very narrow. Not nearly enough room to get any tools up where the lock is.

I'll go check my keys now.
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...did I mention that you can unbolt the entire fender panel and lift it up on the belt-line hinge--like you do the basement doors--or at least enough to get at the inside of the door??????
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Nope. I was wrong.
That door uses the same CH751 key all the bays use.
I did notice it is difficult to unlock. It seemed like it's because the arm/lever on the lock has to slide through a narrow slot. The arm is not perfectly perpendicular, so it rubs while sliding open. I have to jiggle the door a little as I turn the key. This may not actually help, but maybe keeping that in mind could help?

Dave has a good idea too to just remove that whole fender. If it's not a seized lock, it could be that arm has corroded into the slot. By removing the whole fender, you might be able to free it up without replacing anything.
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Wiggle and giggle the Key with one hand and tap on the door with you other hands finger tips.
Vibration may help get things moving.
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