kwikee steps

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  1. agilityeye

    agilityeye Read Only Funster

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    got a kwikee step on the rv but its gone very lazy, only goes in 3/4 of the way, however if you give it a slight push when its going in it goes all the way in fine.
    this is fine if your walking away from the rv but if your driving away then the step is sticking out 4inches
    any body any ideas on how to sort it out
    Ian
     
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    Yep, had the very same problem myself.

    At the very least, spray all the joints liberally with wd40.

    To do it properly, clean off all the crud with a wire brush and then lubricate all the moving parts of the step mechanism.

    HTH

    Bryan
     
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    Assuming it is clean and lubricated you may have a bent arm or other retriction/obstruction, failing that a tired motor
    there is no specific fault to fix
    mine started doing just that:Doh: and sorting out as above cured it:thumb:
    Geo
     
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    thanks guys
    i will remove it completely and give it a good clean up
     
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    Do it in situ the captive bolts may,like mine, be impossible to get at:cry:
     
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    ok thanks for the info
     
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    When you get under there, there is a small terminal that has about 4 wires leading to it. If its like mine its pretty exposed and both times that my steps have played up, cleaning this of crud has fixed it. I now have if it all sealed up with gaffa tape.

    This manual in our downloads section will probably cover your steps:thumb:

    Whenever you are working on your steps, ensure that they are switched off. You would not be the first to lose digits on an RV step, they are vicious.
     
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    well spent best part of 2 hours flat on my back.
    managed to take off the motor and arm complete with the plate.
    left the step on.
    took it into the garage and cleaned it up allthough it was very clean anyway.
    re greased it all up put it back together and back on rv.
    and..........
    it still doesnt work:cry:
    think it could be even worse than it was before.
    so looks like i am after a new step motor assembly
    anybody got a spare one floating around???
    or any ideas where to get the parts
     
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    It was the step unit its self not the motor that reqs lubricating
    did the step feel loose enough with the motor removed ie did it push in and out ok, slight resistance is all the motor can cope with before it stops
    Geo
     
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    step swings nice and free when not connected
     
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    Have you down loaded the manual from the download section
    It looks then like a tired motor or poor earth /power leads:Doh:
    Geo
     
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    i would have said a tierd motor
    the earth is clean as i removed it today
    all the power leads and connectors are clean
    will go and look for the manual
     
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    downloaded manual and all seems wellwith power and so on
    however when i tried a good battery to the motor on its own it did the same
    so i think the motor has got a problem.
    any other ideas??
    where can i get a motor from??
    Ian
     
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    Give Duncan a call @ starspangledspanner.co.uk
    he's based in lincolnshire will post out anything reqd and will offer work arounds and advise freely if any available
    07738 669938
     
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    Rang Duncan New motor on its way
     

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