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Old 07-12-2014, 03:24 PM   #1
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Lippert Electric Steps! Please Help

I have a 2012 Georgetown 280 motor home. It has Lippert double steps. I have had trouble over and over again! The motor will not stop running after coming out or going in. I just get a load buzz for about 10 seconds before stopping. I have replaced the control module (did not help) I have replaced the motor (did not help). I did get a motor from auto parts store instead of paying 200 dollars from lippert. Question 1: Could the motor be the wrong one even though it fits fine? Question 2: What tells the motor to stop running the motor itself or the control module? I am about to give up! I BROKE MY ANKLE IN 3 PLACES AT DEATH VALLEY THIS SPRING BECAUSE OF THESE STEPS!!!!! Please help!
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:43 PM   #2
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Last Summer Georgetown told me they were changing brands because of all the problems. I got new steps but was under warranty. But they know the Lippert steps have problems so I would call the Georgetown div of FR


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Old 07-15-2014, 10:06 AM   #3
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The motor control is via current draw. When the steps hit a stop (extended/retracted stops or an obstruction such as a curb) current will increase to the cutoff level and the motor will shut off. I believe the control module is the sensor for the current rise control. But it could also be the motor itself. checking with Lippert is a good approach.
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Old 09-12-2014, 10:06 PM   #4
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I have a 2008 370 Georgetown. The steps comes in but not all the way unless I use my foot to give it a little boost. Is there an adjustment?
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Old 09-12-2014, 10:20 PM   #5
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I wouldn't think the small adjustment available has suddenly changed.
But it could be several different things.
Low battery?
Needs lubrication
Have the steps recently been damaged?
Motor could be on its way out.
The steps pass through the battery even if on shore power or engine running
Good luck though


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