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Old 07-15-2013, 03:14 PM   #15
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Did it just go beyond the stop point in which case you can reset it. Run the jack all the way up with the hand crank and then back it off 1 1/2 turns with the hand crank. Run the motor while off the post to the stop in that same direction and then place it on the post. and set the set screws. If all the switches are goo that should do it.

If one of the switches itself is bad then replace it. Now that Radio Shack is all but out of business you will have to Google Cherry Electronic. They make a full range of micro switches. Baker Manufacturing may be willing to sell the switches as I doubt they have changed in the last 40 years.

In the mean time direct hot wiring will work as long as you don't run the jack up against the mechanical stops in either direction.
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:19 PM   #16
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I suggest an upgraded switch, and I would install a new 15 or 20 Amp rated switch. They say the 10 Amp switches eventually burn-out.
Clean and lub everything and you should get many more good years out of that jack.
Important: Don't forget to sync it properly for the up/down number of turns so it stops before it hits the up/down limits. Otherwise it might jam. Go to the factory website for the syncing (timing) details. Good Luck.
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:24 PM   #17
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I suggest an upgraded switch, and I would install a new 15 or 20 Amp rated switch. They say the 10 Amp switches eventually burn-out.
Clean and lub everything and you should get many more good years out of that jack.
Important: Don't forget to sync it properly for the up/down number of turns so it stops before it hits the up/down limits. Otherwise it might jam. Go to the factory website for the syncing (timing) details. Good Luck.
I did clean it up the grease in there was like glue.

Are the gears supposed to be packed with grease?

Or just normal contact points?

Not sure about sync'g this the gears have no stop points.

Which factory website please?
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:47 PM   #18
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Don’t know what model jack you have. But maybe this information will work for you. It has been a few years since I worked on my H&H Engineering/Barker Mgr. Co jack. So here is their website with link to an Owner’s Manual. (Many models appear to work the same way.)
http://www.barkermfg.com/hipower3500.pdf

Here are the instructions that should work with most jacks:
SYNCHRONIZATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Powerhead must be synchronized with the jack post
1. Use the crank to fully retract post
2. Crank jackpost one turn in opposite direction.
3. ground powerhead to jackpost or trailer frame.
4. Toggle switch down as if lowering the trailer or retracting the post. Continue to hold switch down until motor stops running (as if jackpost is retracted all the way).
5. Install powerhead and tighten (3)set screws.

MAINTENANCE:
Once a year, the powerhead should be removed and a liberal amount of grease (preferably a grease with high melting point) applied directly to the coupling on which the drive pin rests. DO NOT POUR OIL into top of the jack post.
Once a year, the housing cover should be removed and the gears inspected for proper lubrication. Remove 4 screws and tap around edge of housing to free cover. DO NOT insert screw driver blade! (This may damage mating surfaces.) Before replacing cover, clean mating surfaces. If lubrication is needed, use Lubriplate GR-132 grease or equivalent.

H&H ENGINEERING
DIVISION OF BARKER MFG. CO. 730 E. MICHIGAN AVE. / P.O. BOX 460 BATTLE CREEK MI 49016 / (269) 965-2371

I phoned them and they were very helpful.
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:20 PM   #19
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that's not like mine, toggle on bottom of motor, no handcrank or level, very different.

But have seen them on many other AS
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:06 PM   #20
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Perhaps that's because you're not into vintage aka the VAC, we try and fix things rather than just replace.

Airstreams are not planned obsolescence.
If doesn't work out I have a hand crank jack I will give you, came off my 2005 Safari.

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