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Old 05-09-2014, 07:21 PM   #1
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1994 Fleetwood Southwind Leveling Jacks and refrigerator issue

HWH computerized leveling system 610 series. Tried to level coach so refrigerator would cool (freezer is very cold, but frige is not so I figure it has to be level - do these compartments chill independently of each other?) Anyway, tried to auto level, only jack that lowered was under driver's seat and when retracted is still a little low.

1. Can I drive with the jack not completely retracted without doing damage to the coach?
2. Should I try the manual method?
3. Is this a costly repair and/or is it a job I can undertake on my own?

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Here's the manual for your jacks... http://www.hwhcorp.com/ml1681.pdf

We have Power Gear levelers, so I'm not familiar with HWH. I have read that they have excellent telephone support customer service, so you might give them a call. I imagine that any repair depends on your level of mechanical expertise. Good luck!
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Old 05-09-2014, 08:12 PM   #3
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Going back to the frig question; how long have you been trying to cool your frig. The freezer will get colder much quicker than the lower frig unit. I would imagine it make take 6-8 hours to get your frig (lower unit) to a 32-40 degree cooling zone depending how hot it is outside and inside. Yeah, the frig needs to be fairly level to operate properly.
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Firstly, thank your for responding. Secondly, I've had the frige and freezer on for days. the freezer is chilled nicely and the frige is just warm. I referred to the coach's manual and turned the frige/freezer off so as to not harm the unit. I guess now my main objective is to get the jacks to work.

Again, thank you for your assist! Much obliged.
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ok, so now nothing is getting cold, not frige or freezer, the "check" light is lit and I cant recall if had previously been unlit, ugh. I wonder if the fact that the one leveling jack that managed to flip vertical has not retracted completely is having an effect on then frige?? thanks again
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The bad news is: Most times the refrigerator section will stop working first. That is because the cooling coil in the box is smaller and stops up first. I would wait until you are able to level it first and then check again. If it still will not cool in the box, you can get a new refrigerator or for about half price you can get a new cooling coil. If you decide on a new coil, go with the Amish coil. They seem to work much better and last longer.
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Ok, so I decided to take a bold step and...read the manual! annnd instead of trying to cool my frige from scratch on cool level number 3 I followed the directions and started it at coldest, number 5. Yes, folks, my frige is freezy! So is my freezer. Thanks to the support of my irv2'ers and the scientific method. I will undertake the checking of the leveling jacks fluid after I've read that manual. THANKS ALL!!!
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Good news! And of coarse most importantly, make sure your frig is level.
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