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Old 04-07-2010, 09:24 PM   #1
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Question Electric steps on 2006 Gerogetown

Electric steps on our 2006 Georgetown just stopped functioning. We had them in the down position with the switch off. When we started the motorhome , steps went up.When we opened the door again, steps came down. Then they would not go up again. Removed the motor, and it appeared to be functioning properly. When re-installed the motor worked and the steps went up and down a few more times, then stopped working again. Is there anything to be done, besides installing a new motor. The steps are " Coach" the motor SCS Frigette.Thanks, oggoid
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:38 PM   #2
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Sounds like something is binding up and the motor is shutting off to protect itself and the steps from being damaged further.

Can you remove the motor but leave it connected to the power to validate that the motor and logic are working right?
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:08 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply. Yes, we did remove the motor, held it in my hand while someone opened and closed the door. When the door was closed the motor cycled thru and came to a stop. Opened the door and the motor reversed itself and went thru its cycle. After several sucessful cycles we re installed motor. The steps worked a few more times then stopped again. The light for the step went on and off, as it should thru each of the cycles.Does this help?Oh, and the batteries were fully charged.
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Sounds like the motor is good and the logic / control board is good. Probably something that's bent or maybe it just needs some WD-40 to loosen the joints.

The control board senses that the steps can't move and it shuts the motor off to protect the motor/gears/steps, just like if you parked over some high ground and the steps couldn't go down all the way.
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