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Old 08-09-2016, 11:35 AM   #1
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Husky electric tongue jack 4500#

I just purchased a used electric tongue jack and am running into a small issue. I purchased it from my neighbor who's daughter bought a new one due to thinking the motor was junk (it didn't move at all). The neighbor took it to a local electric motor shop and found out it was just really corroded inside and charged them to clean it up. I attached it to my camper and wired it up and worked perfectly. When I went to show my wife how to use it, it didn't work. I looked all over to see what the issue was after moving the jack just 1/8 turn with the hand crank it started to work. I have tried every day since installing and the same thing happens( at least 4 days in a row) Seems as soon as I let the jack sit 10-15 min is locks back up and wont work. I tried to use the remote and the switch, same results with both. It just clicks like it is trying to work but wont move with out using the hand crank a little first. Not that I mind having to move it with the hand crank to get it too move, still easier than the old crank, I was just seeing if there might be an easy fix if someone has ran into this before.

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Old 08-09-2016, 12:01 PM   #2
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My guess is the guy that "cleaned" it did not do a very good job. Sounds like the armature and brushes need to be cleaned. Possibly the limit switches as well. Husky, as far as I know, is the only manufacturer that uses limit switches.

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