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Old 09-08-2013, 12:48 PM   #1
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Electric Step Fix again

3 Months ago fixed steps that wouldn't stop chattering on open or close by replacing rollers. Plastic roller in old motor crumbled, new one deformed, did the replacement with new rollers and they crushed again. New fix is to replace the rollers with nuts.

BUT the disclaimer to the fix is know what you are doing, the steps are the most dangerous item on the motorhome, they are computer controlled. Sensor turn it on if door is open. They use an electric window motor that if the computer senses obstruction it stops by substituting nuts for rollers you defeat motors safety of stopping before crushing bone or gears.
Disconnect all electric, power cord, battery, solar. Shut off switch at entrance.
Before working on motor gearbox disconnect the electric plug.
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Electric step stopped working....motor was removed. Is it possible to find this "electric window motor" for less that $150? Thanks for your help.
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I found mine on ebay for 50 delivered a few years ago.
I would do a google search for lowest price and specs. Amazon usually will give better specs and free shipping.
Don't throw out the old until you fit the new one in I had to use the old gear as the new chinese gear didn't mesh right.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:43 PM   #4
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Electric step stopped working....motor was removed. Is it possible to find this "electric window motor" for less that $150? Thanks for your help.
That motor seems to be real popular for window actuators in many brands of cars. Bosch makes a bunch of them. You might find one in a salvage yard for a couple bucks. Another option is watch for the sales at PPL for a new Kwikee step. I think I paid about $300 with free shipping a couple years ago.
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