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Old 05-07-2022, 09:08 AM   #1
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Hi everyone .... My steps aren't working ... there does not seem to be any power from the wiring going to the motor under the steps. Inside the motorhome there is a fuse panel and the breaker labeled "steps" does not appear to be tripped. I think it might be a blown fuse but I don't know where else to look for it. Any suggestions?
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Check ground wire. I had a similar issue and the ground wire was loose.
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That sounds like a good idea "checking the ground wire", thank you so much. I'll get back to you.
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That sounds like a good idea "checking the ground wire", thank you so much. I'll get back to you.
If that doesn't work out, here's suggestions from my step experience . . .

- Buy a Kwikee testing harness.

- Then test the step connections:


If you discover that your step motor is shot, buy one from Amazon rather than from etrailer or some other overpriced source.
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Check the plug from the control module to chassis, i had a couple pins that pushed loose. They looked fine, but when you plugged it together the pins pushed back and didn't make contact.
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Good advice .... Thank You
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Old 05-12-2022, 08:58 AM   #7
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Guess what? Turns out I was wrong about there not being any power. I figured out how to test it and it had power. I reconnected all the wiring & lubricated all the points on the steps. Then all I had to do was "strike the motor with a mallet" and it worked! I guess it was stuck. I was in shock that the steps started working because they haven't worked for almost two years mostly because I didn't bother checking into it. "Thanks" to everyone for trying to help me .... Tony
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Itís amazing all the things you can fix with a mallet. Maybe I should have tried that before I replaced the motor.
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It's funny how things work out ... I feel pretty dumb waiting so long to take a closer look at the steps not working ... a simple tap on the motor a couple of times with a mallet is all it took ... who knew ... thanks everyone for your suggestions.
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