Yes, I've read the other threads over the years about non-retracting jacks. However, I can't find an answer to help me - and it is Saturday afternoon with no one open.
My left rear HWH jack won't retract. I just got back from a 5,000 mile trip where they all worked perfectly. I checked my manual but the description and pictures aren't my system. For example, there is no T valve to twist.
Oh, did I mention that I'm DEFINITELY not mechanically inclined??
I tried to pry up the back jack but that didn't do a thing.
Any help to someone you would have to dumb down the answer for?
A jack would not retract on our Power Gear system. I had to break the hydraulic line loose where it connected to the cylinder to relieve the pressure. Very little fluid came out. It was a simple and only takes a wrench. The spring then retracted the jack.
It may be an option for you.
The 7/16 bolt on the side of the jack is a release. Take the bolt out then pry up on the jack. Danger, If it starts to move fluid will shoot out untill the hack is back up. I woulr guess about 1/2 qt but enought to make a mess in you face.
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I just had that problem in Washington State last week. All 4 jacks would not retract. The current diagnosis is a bad solanoid or 2 or 3. The "T" wrench was only included in the HWH jack until 2002 (said my instructions). You need to use a 1/4 inch wrench to loosen the screw at the top of the solanoid (between the two wires) until the hydrolic fluid starts to squirt out. This scared the heck out of me, I ended up calling a mobile tech to finish the loosening. When enough fluid leaks the springs will draw the jacks back up. ALL 4 JACKS AND THE SLIDE OUTS ARE ON THE SAME HYDROLIC SYSTEM so after you loose fluid you may not be able to use the slides or the jacks again until the system is repaired. On mine, the jack slipped downward about an inch while traveling home, setting off the beeping alarm. I disconnected the wire lead at the jack, this isolated the sensor and stopped the beeping, but it also meant I did not have a warning if the jacks slipped farther. I stopped every hundred miles or so and visually checked the system. The rig is home, safe and sound, and it is currently being repaired by my mobile tech.