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Old 08-15-2016, 08:09 PM   #1
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Electric tongue jack

Ok I never thought about this. I thought they was pretty weatherproof. But my jack is not working. It will try the fuse is good. I can use a wrench on it. When I took the plug off top was wet inside. Can it be saved or is it done for and need replaced.


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Old 08-16-2016, 08:10 AM   #2
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Do you know the brand? Lots of failures of the LCI factory supplied jacks documented on this page. Water pretty much can find its way into anything...I keep mine covered with a 5 gallon bucket and attach the chains to the handle so the wind does not take it.

if the fuse is good, check to see if its getting power. The switch could also be bad. If its the motor, you likely will be finding a replacement jack.
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Old 08-17-2016, 06:08 PM   #3
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Had the same issue. Ended up taking the electric motor apart on a camping trip, removed the rust inside on the rotor and stator. Lucky for me that fixed the issue for now. I now use a cover to keep water out.
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Old 08-18-2016, 07:44 AM   #4
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I've had to fix / replace two because of this. The first jack seized the motor up and a crank wouldn't even turn it. Had to take the gears out of the top (was half hitched up at the time) to get it off the truck. The replacement jack was a different design, but managed to get water in the switch housing. Corroded the contacts clean off. Replaced the switch on that one. I cover them now but you'd think something designed to be on the outside of a trailer would be more water tight....
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Old 08-18-2016, 08:08 AM   #5
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Just my experience, I had thought the one I used to have went bad as well. I checked the connection to the battery and it was just a tiny bit loose. Tightened it up and it worked fine. Must really need good contact to work.


But with water in yours that points to something else.
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Old 08-18-2016, 08:29 PM   #6
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Yes I think it does too. And the sad part is the plug had never been off of it smh. Live and learn. Bet the new one will stay covered


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Old 08-21-2016, 07:21 PM   #7
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Well I have been working on my jack and if I tap it on the sides it will try to run. The two screws on top I can get to. But there are two that you need a 6" + screw driver to get the cap off. So I hope to get in there this week. It may be a lose wire or something but I hope to find out soon


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Well I have been working on my jack and if I tap it on the sides it will try to run. The two screws on top I can get to. But there are two that you need a 6" + screw driver to get the cap off. So I hope to get in there this week. It may be a lose wire or something but I hope to find out soon


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It could be the grounding. These jacks are grounded via the mounting bolts. If I remember when I installed one there was a star washer that went under one of the mounting bolts between the base and the trailer tongue to help ensure a ground connection. I would take the bolts loose and use a wire brush to make sure you have a good ground contact.
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Like RYand, I keep a bucket on mine.

I have a Barker brand. This is my second trailer with this brand electric Jack. They are "made in USA" and very good quality.
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Old 08-22-2016, 02:31 AM   #10
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Buy a Barker,made in the USA and very good jack,BUT buy and Use the "Barker Cover" they Might "GIVE" you a cover where you purchase! Youroo!!
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