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Old 05-24-2018, 06:52 AM   #1
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Steps stop working they were working fine opened door no movement. Where should I start looking first. 2001 Dynasty Thanks Ted
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Old 05-24-2018, 07:00 AM   #2
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Steps stop working they were working fine opened door no movement. Where should I start looking first. Thanks Ted
Just happened to me. Got under the coach, disconnected the wires, cleaned them, pushed gently on the steps, and they worked. Cleaned the tracks, put some lithium grease on it, and working great now.
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Old 05-24-2018, 07:03 AM   #3
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Well I would start by listening to hear if the motor is running. If it is, then the numerous switches are probably working.

If the motor is turning but the steps are not moving, then the motor gears are probably bad. There are numerous YouTube videos on what to do, Search on Kwikee motor. Kwikee is now part of LCI (Lippert).
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Ted,
The first step is to tell us what kind of coach you have (a 1999 or 2009 or ?).

If you add your coach description to your "signature line" (via "User CP" at top), it will always be there.
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Old 05-24-2018, 07:46 AM   #5
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Ted,

You need to post a little more info. When you say 'steps stopped working', can you hear any electrical clicks when you open/close door? Does any associated light go on under the steps? Hard to tell you if you need to chase an electrical issue or maybe it's a mechanical issue (I had a gear tooth that broke off and jammed and wouldn't let the steps move).

If it's an electrical issues, first thing is check the fuse box. (mine is outside under drivers seat. It happens to be fuse #1 and #2--your's maybe different)

BTW, don't ever get directly under the steps. If they suddenly go down while you're under them, it will guarantee ruin your day.
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Good ppint Bill about being under the steps. I was off to the side when I went under the coach. Thanks for reminding us about that.
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Old 05-24-2018, 03:05 PM   #7
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Just happened to me. Got under the coach, disconnected the wires, cleaned them, pushed gently on the steps, and they worked. Cleaned the tracks, put some lithium grease on it, and working great now.
According to my Monaco Owner's Manual, you should keep the step clean by "using a pressure washer or stiff nylon bristle-brush and automotive detergent." It also indicates to only use a "dry spray lubricant or graphite on the slide mechanisms."

I suspect using lithium grease will attract dirt and lead to problems in the future.
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Wish I would have thought of that while in a parking lot! Any suggestions on cleaning lithium grease off?
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I would guess you need a degreaser. If you can wash it using a good detergent, that might remove the grease. Or if not, spray heavily with WD-40 as it is also a cleaner, but then make sure to wipe it off as best as possible.
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Steps are usually powered from the engine battery. Will they work if the engine is running?
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Steps are usually powered from the engine battery. Will they work if the engine is running?
Mine works with the engine working. If I open the door, the steps go out. Close it, the steps come in.
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Steps are usually powered from the engine battery. Will they work if the engine is running?
they should. With engine running, door open, steps will go out; door closed, steps come in. You can't override it and accidentally leave steps out with door closed.

Now with engine off, you can over ride the steps and leave them out when door is closed with the switch. But turn the switch the other way, and door will dictate steps in or steps out. Hope that's not too confusing.
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Steps are usually powered from the engine battery. Will they work if the engine is running?
Ha...had to laugh. I know they work that way...I was asking the OP if HIS worked with his engine running.
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Ha...had to laugh. I know they work that way...I was asking the OP if HIS worked with his engine running.
I missed that one too.
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