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Old 06-24-2014, 03:58 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, 04:03 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, 04:05 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, 04:11 PM   #24
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Old 06-24-2014, 04:19 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, 04:28 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, 04:38 PM   #27
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Whistling down the lane...
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Old 06-24-2014, 04:40 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, 04:42 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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Old 06-24-2014, 04:43 PM   #30
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Whistling down the lane...
I vaguely recall seeing that particular set of jacks sans motor & manual stub somewhere in the last 12-13 months.
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Facing the manual end, turn the crank clockwise. It is pretty hard to turn as the motor has a gearbox and you are going against the gearbox.
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nothing is visibly vent, but it's all pretty hidden from view with them being retracted.

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Old 06-24-2014, 04:52 PM   #33
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Facing the manual end, turn the crank clockwise. It is pretty hard to turn as the motor has a gearbox and you are going against the gearbox.

Clockwise- ok, opposite to what I thought. But it was tough either way. I'll try again after dinner.
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Old 06-24-2014, 04:54 PM   #34
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If you have a Lippert jack you have a place to put in a hand crank opposite side of the motor. Give it a crank both ways to see if it breaks loose. Something could of bent and jammed up. You might need to get rough to loosen it.
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Pop the motor off first.

It will make troubleshooting the screw a lot easier.
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:18 PM   #36
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Agreed. Remove the motor, lube the worm gears with WD-40 and work the legs down.....carefully. I would use a pry bar and give them a gentle shove. I had mine hang up due to extending and weighting the legs on a slope. That small twist locked one of them up. Doug, they have to come down....or off...else you'll be having a very wobbly camping trip come July.
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:32 PM   #37
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Removing it now...
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When you get the motor off, you are going to have to have someone pry the legs down while you manually try to lower them. You evidently jammed them in the up position the last time you retracted them.
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I'm annoyingly slow, but I was able to disengage the motor. The jacks were still stuck and required some forcing to break loose whatever was.

Now to look under there and see what/how to lube this thing and see if I can find anything that is bent or mishaped.

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When you get the motor off, you are going to have to have someone pry the legs down while you manually try to lower them. You evidently jammed them in the up position the last time you retracted them.

It took some force but they popped out and then the crank turned easily.
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