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Old 06-24-2014, 04:58 PM   #21
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(cough) I (ahem) tried gently pushing down while hitting the switch. (cough)

My wife's first instinct was to offer to push down while I hit the switch.

I'm not ready to force it... yet.
If a screw driver won't work use a hammer!

Just kidding, if I lived closer I'd come fix it for you.

Be sure and tie up that hair and cover it in a bonnet when you get under to spray with the dry lube.
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:03 PM   #22
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Give it a crank up and down with the hand crank you should know if it's in the stab or the motor assembly.
When you say the motor itself... the motor engages and it looks like it is trying to move the stab jacks, it just stops right away (maybe a second or less). If it were the motor, would it exhibit this behavior or would it not engage at all?
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:05 PM   #23
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If a screw driver won't work use a hammer!

Just kidding, if I lived closer I'd come fix it for you.

Be sure and tie up that hair and cover it in a bonnet when you get under to spray with the dry lube.
Ha. My wife fully believes that hitting the side of things fixes them.

And I'll wear one of my daughter's shower caps, just for you...
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:11 PM   #24
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Shhhh.

Don't speak.

It makes you unattractive.

Aaaah, you must know my ex-wife too!
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:19 PM   #25
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I know in the service manual it says not to lubricate components, but I do and use a dry silicone lubricant as posted below.

Blaster 11 oz. Dry Lube Silicone Lubricant-16-SL at The Home Depot
This is what I use on mine too.
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:28 PM   #26
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SWAG is something is bent, like one of the flimsy legs or struts to the legs.
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:38 PM   #27
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:40 PM   #28
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I tried the crank that came with my fifth wheel and put it to the manual override for the jack. I can't budge it more than a tiny bit in either direction. Using "righty tighty/lefty loosey", it goes with thinking that I would want to turn to the left to get them to lower (or is that wrong since it is opposite to the motor)?

I've taken off the JT's StrongArms from the foot pads and it didn't make any difference.

So unless the motor is blocking these from turning, it stands to guess that the problem lies in the stabilizers themselves.

Coot raises an interesting point, I feel like I tried snugging them up more than usual last time (Saturday night's overnight stop). But they came up just fine- it's just that it is now stuck in the "up" position.

Ideas before I go figuring out how to remove this motor?
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:42 PM   #29
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Electric rear stabilizer jacks - stop immediately

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Whistling down the lane...

Nothing is visibly bent, but it's all pretty hidden from view with them being retracted.
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I vaguely recall seeing that particular set of jacks sans motor & manual stub somewhere in the last 12-13 months.
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