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Old 09-06-2012, 04:39 PM   #1
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Tongue Jack Erratic

I am looking for help troubleshooting my Atwood 2500# electric tongue jack. Sometimes when I start to raise my trailer with the electric tongue jack, the jack will jump a little and act like the drive is jumping a gear. This does not happen everytime. It does not seem to mater if the coupler is hitched to the TV or not. After the little jump the jack works fine. I am concerned that this is the early sign of a total failure.

Does anyone have experience with this type of electric tongue jack failure?
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:17 PM   #2
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Is the leg sticking in its bore? Raise it all the way and look for scraping or galling on the post...usually on the back side. Slap some grease on there. Just a thin layer and I bet it smooths out.
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Perhaps a loose gear or broken tooth.
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I also had the top cover of the Super Jack come loose once and 2 of the 4 screws fell out. Since the gears have their bushing in the housing cap, it jumped all around the place. Make sure the top housing screws are tight.
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