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Old 02-10-2012, 10:15 AM   #1
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How to replace a faulty power jack switch?

Hey folks, I have a 2011 Windjammer and the power jack switch is giving up on me. It will go down but not up. Is this a do it yourself fix? I hate to have to jack it up manually and tow it 20 miles to the dealer in winter for something this simple, but at the same time I don't want to screw up the power jack.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:21 AM   #2
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Four or five wires. Probably a 5 minute job.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:23 AM   #3
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someone else will have to answer that. i would try spraying the switch contacts with WD40 and exercising it. (may be able to spray around the switch and get some on the contacts). i have found this to work on my front exterior light switch. the wd40 dissolves corrosion.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:26 AM   #4
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Thanks fella's...How do you get the old switch out?
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:53 AM   #5
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Hey folks, I have a 2011 Windjammer and the power jack switch is giving up on me. It will go down but not up. Is this a do it yourself fix? I hate to have to jack it up manually and tow it 20 miles to the dealer in winter for something this simple, but at the same time I don't want to screw up the power jack.
Are we talking about the power tongue jack, or the power stabilizers ? I replaced the switch on the power tongue jack on my previous trailer - not sure of the brand name but at the time , I found an exploded view drawing on the manufacturers website which helped with change-out.

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Old 02-10-2012, 12:09 PM   #6
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It's the power tongue jack at the front of the trailer, not the power stabilizers. Thats a good thought...I'll get the paper work out on it and check the mfg, website. Thanks.
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:18 PM   #7
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:23 PM   #8
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Just a thought. When my battery is low mine does this as well. If you are running off battery might want to check this before replacing anything
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:51 PM   #9
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I had problems similar to you I took it of and took it apart only to find out that the magnets in the motor had come un glued, I cleaned it up and used epoxy to re-attach the magnets and it works great , I found that a lot of water was getting in so I sealed it up with caulking I also cut the top off of a plastic gallon container and it slides over the top nicely when it is parked.
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