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what do you mean by "operating sporadically"?

Some of this is speculation...
Fact: Kwikee (not quickee) uses a common window riser motor, Ford or Chevy depending on the model of the steps. (And possibly Chrysler as well) but you can get a new motor at an Auto Parts Store or so I"m told

Speculation: THey use 2nds not the best of the product.

I found the motor on my unit has a "Dead Spot" or two. if the motor stops on the dead spot.. NO operation.. I take a hammer, "Thunk" the motor a few times using the HANDLE of the hammer (hold the head, I don't want to smash the thing) and then get out from under and open the door.. steps extend (or close the door and they retract).

Finally I open the transmission (Careful, small parts will get lost) and move the gears so the motor stops at a different stop.

SAnd it Works.

Later I had to replace the steps (Due to operator error) and again I had to re-index the motor.


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Sporadic operation?

Check all connections before doing anything.


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Fix mine more than I care to admit, to the point that I carry a spare motor. You can get them on eBay or Amazon pretty cheap. But honestly 9 times out of 10 it's a bad ground. Make sure it's clean and you may want to add a jumper to the actual chassis not just the housing. That connection is the most critical and it's out in the weather. So needs to be cleaned once in a while.


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Have you ever lubricated it?


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Hard to understand how people are using these steps in order to need multiple motor changes. But I've only owned two RVs.

Neither Kwikee step assemblies have needed a motor, one was 22 years old when I sold it, this one is 14 years old. Maintenance yes, motor no. I did get the chance to pull a gear box apart on my 22 yo Kwikee and it was fairly well made. Even though it had been stressed enough that the gear case had popped open, the gears and motor were still in excellent condition. Just took some squeezing of the case and a couple new screws and all was well.

I hope that you 'young' RV owners have the same luck I had with those steps.


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ArchHoagland wrote:

Have you ever lubricated it?


Good question, it should be lubricated monthly.


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