electric step problem

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  1. margcal

    margcal Read Only Funster

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    Electric step on My Laika motorhome keeps sticking. Bottom step doesn't fold enough before top step starts to fold. Result is I have to manuually close bottom step as mechanism is closing. One of these times fingers are also going to be folded up manually!! Any suggestions?:Doh:
     
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    lubrication !!!!

    instructions for my step states 'grease all pivots and links every 6 weeks'
     
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    welcome to the fun by the way :thumb:
     
  4. rob kinnear

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    There is a micro switch under steps check if that is clean . I have had an intermittent problem with mine not retracting and I installed a new operating switch inside the van. Cost about £8 from
    http://www.vanplus.co.uk/
    They are local to me but do mail order

    I hope this is some help.
    Best of luck

    Rob :thumb:
     
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    Thanks have tried oiling / greasing but no improvement.
     
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    It may need cleaning before lube, they pick up all road dirt

    Brian
     
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    It needs to be clean of dirt at the moveable areas, give it a good brush out and then apply some WD40, if there is no dirt or fine grit in the mechanism it should improve the movement. The WD40 will dry out so then give it some penetrating oil. hope this helps.:thumb:
     

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