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Old 05-18-2016, 01:59 PM   #1
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Auto Steps Won't Retract

I have a nearly new Greyhawk and a few weeks ago the steps stopped retracting (Auto Step Switch On) when I close the door. Every time I want them to come up, I have to use my foot to assist. Was wondering if anyone else has had that problem, and if there might be an easy fix? If not, I'll just have to add it to the list for the dealer to handle in the Fall.
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Old 05-18-2016, 02:17 PM   #2
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I have had similar problems since my Greyhawk was new. Sometimes they won't either retract or extend fully. Regular lubricant on the hinge mechanism resolves for me.
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Have to do a lot more than the hinge.

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Old 05-18-2016, 05:44 PM   #4
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I was having to use my foot to help the steps fully retract on my 2008 Seneca until today after I replaced the motor.
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Old 05-18-2016, 05:54 PM   #5
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I had our steps go out and atay out when I was in Grand Perrier in Alberta, Can. Cost us nearly $500 to replace the step motor. That was the second time it happen. The first time was just for a few days, then it started working again. This time it didn't. It was done at the Jayco dealer. I was not happy with the way it was done so I would advise everyone to stay away from them.
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Old 05-20-2016, 10:28 AM   #6
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My first steps problem was random retraction which the dealer claimed was a loose fuse in the wiring bundle. Shortly after that was fixed, I got the motor grinding and needing a shove to go up issue. Rv shop said it was the motor and got it replaced under the manufacturer warranty, not the JAYCO Warranty.
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So, the question is..... Is there anyway to disconnect the motor and push/pull the steps in/out manually?

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Old 05-20-2016, 03:40 PM   #8
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I remember reading once that motor is a window motor from a auto
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Old 05-20-2016, 04:09 PM   #9
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I remember reading once that motor is a window motor from a auto
Most of them are and I just replaced mine with the OEM part from AM Equipment for $83 and saved the markup of Kwikee or Lippert.
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So, the question is..... Is there anyway to disconnect the motor and push/pull the steps in/out manually?

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Most of Kwikee brand steps I have worked on have a main linkage connecting the motor/drive mechanism to the steps. Usually just one bolt and the steps move freely. They are very tricky to use when not bolted to the mechanism but move with little effort.
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