What brand steps? The Power Gear/Kwikee steps
have 19 different models
, they all stop by the control unit sensing amperage draw, not by a switch. They depend on the owner keeping them clean properly lubricated every month for proper operation.
The plastic discs/washers in the hinges do wear out and allow the hinges to "slop around" and cause problems too.
Those links are very helpful and informative. I use them every time I have a step problem; main reason is, I forget what I read from one time to the next.
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