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Old 07-10-2018, 04:44 PM   #1
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Damon Daybreak- Hydraulic Jack not retracting

I am seeking help/suggestions on why on of my hydraulic jacks will not retract. It goes down fine and supports the weight with no issue but will not retract. Fluid checks good. I can use a pry bar and get it to retract with quite a bit of pressure.

it is a 2004 Damon Daybreak with Power Gear Electronic Leveling System.

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Wish I could help but our coach has air leveling only, not hydraulic jacks.


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Is this all of them or just one of the jacks?

When the jacks are extended, wipe the shafts with a rag that has a little transmission fluid (or oil,) on it. This will clean the shafts and also lube them.. You don't want a lot of trans fluid on the shafts as this collects dirt. BUT, you don't want them dry as this is hard on the internal o-rings and seals, and causes them to bind when you are retracting.

You can also try some silicon spray, spray the shafts and then wipe the shaft with a paper towel to clean off any dirt and crap..
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It could be a solenoid.
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It could be a solenoid.
Not sure about this.. If it was a bad solenoid, he probably wouldn't be able to pry them up..

One way to check this would be to get a few rags, and crack the hose lose. If fluid comes out and the jack starts retracting, then its something to do with valves.
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I just put a small squirt of wd 40 on mine yesterday because of the same problem and they flew up. Wipe off excess.
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