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Old 04-18-2014, 08:51 AM   #1
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Leveler Jacks on Damon Essence (Tuscany)

We have a 2008 Essence. This is the same coach as the Tuscany except a little fancier and a bigger engine. When I parked it in the shed the last time, it leveled as always. (Lippert levelers) I went to pull it out the other day and when I hit the 'retract all jacks', the pump started as always but it just sat there running. This went on for a couple of minutes and then the motor stopped and the lights the left side of the pad began flashing. Still no retraction of the jacks. I reset the system by pushing all 4 of the buttons and simultaneously and holding them for a few seconds. Tried the retract procedure again and again it is just sitting there running and no retraction. I am reading the Lippert literature about turning the valves and then using a drill motor to retract them.
As it stands I cannot reach the pump unit from the 'hood' on the front of the coach. I am pretty sure I will need to pump unit. Lippert says there is nothing that can be serviced on it.
My problem is the unit is so far away that I can hardly touch it. I have released the valves on the pump with a Allen wrench and the motor is running. Apparently the motor is not moving fluid as it turns (connection between the motor and the pump broken?)
Is there another route to access the pump unit besides the narrow 'hood' on the front? I cannot even get the coach out of the shed to get it to a dealer or tech to get it fixed.
Any of you guys experienced such a problem and how did you resolve it? Is there away to clear the problem other than replacing the pump motor? Any and all comments and suggestions requested and appreciated.
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Old 04-19-2014, 05:13 AM   #2
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1st.....are you sure there is fluid in the reservoir? It needs fluid to retract jacks (don't ask how I know)
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Will check this AM. Can see fluid in the tank but I will add some just to see if that will help. Thanks for the response.
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If you can see it in the tank, be carefull about how much you add. Put too much in, if & when the jacks do retract, it'll make an overflow in the tank & result in a mess in your driveway.
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Muck, you nailed it!!! There was maybe 3/4 inch on fluid in the tank but I said 'what the neck, won't take but a minute to see'. Had had a part of a bottle of ATF and I poured about 2 or 3 ounces in the tank, started the engine and hit the store button. They came right up like they always have. Thanks so much my friend. At the next meeting I am buying drinks! You coming to Myrtle Beach this fall?? Thanks again!
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Ha! No, I won't be there, but I'm so glad you got 'em up! Good job!!!!
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