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mabryoso1

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I have Atwood elect. leveling jacks on my motor home, and I have a broken a gear in one of them. Any one know where you can get parts for them? the motor is fine and runs good they have about 6 reduction gears in them. I hope I don't have to buy the whole jack. the # on the motor is 66100 and #s on the leg is 66302 7 5 13" . the motor home is a 2005 32v southwind . I had to take the jack off as i was in a camp ground leaving this morning. The jack stayed down as the others came up then went into a error mode, then they wouldn't do anything. A neighbor had a bottle jack with some blocks and had to lift the motor home up to take the pressure off the jack so I could get out. Took the jack apart and found one of the gears broke. any info on this wold be appreciated... Thanks Mabry

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I've had problems with two jacks in the last five months. The first jack failed because the screw flight snapped in two, Atwood said I had to buy a complete unit, the second jack failed because of a dead short in the motor, Atwood said I had to buy a complete unit. Good luck on getting replacement parts. I also had to replace the control bosrd when the motor went bad on the second jack.
I wish I had the PowerGear jacks that were on my previous rig.


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I sent you a PM, as I'm becoming a expert on these jacks - and not by choice.


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I had one of my Atwood electric jacks go down and not come back up. All it did was click, so I figured there was something broken in the gear head. I tried the 1/2in socket on an electric drill to try and raise it, but it would just go up a 1/4 inch then click some and drop back down. The Atwood tech rep told me to remove the jack and take it to the RV dealer for repair.

I took the busted jack to my dealer and he did the 12v up/down test, and all it did was click. Was told there were no replacment parts available, and that the entire jack would have to be replaced. Luckily, I had a service contract, so I paid the deductible and the jack was replaced. Cost of the 15in jack was $450, plus 1/2 hour labor to install.

Dealer's service tech told me that Atwood does not have any repair parts available, but I've heard of a few guys that were real handy with tools and could machine replacement gears and drive screws.


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You can bring the jacks up by using a drill, extension, and I believe it is a 1/2 inch socket. If I remember correctly, you need to turn counterclockwise to bring them up (but once you start turning you can tell which direction is correct). The 'nut' is located near the top part of the jack, pointing downward and is easy to see. With a flashlight you should be able to see it fairly clearly. You need a drill as it takes a LOT of revolutions to bring the jack up. Unfortunately, I have to use this procedure many times when the jack goes into 'error' mode and my calls to Atwood have had limited results.


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