electric step

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by hobo, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. hobo

    hobo New Member

    I have an electric step that at times stays in the out position with the door closed and the ignition switch on. Doesn't happen all the time.
    Does anyone have an idea as to how to fix this problem?
    Thank You
     
  2. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

    Re: electric step

    But otherwise, the little magnet switch on the door will retract the steps normally?

    So, the only situation you are concerned with is when the ignition switch turns on? The steps should retract then. Hmmmm ...
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Re: electric step

    what type of step is it ???
    If it's the one i'm thinking of u could have 2 probs
    (1) the door magnet switch is bad
    (2) the contoller board is bad ... sorry got to add a third one
    (3) u have a bad wire somewhere
    But once u let us know the brand of step ,, and also if it is a 1 or 2 teir step we can go from there ;) :) :approve:
     
  4. s.harrington

    s.harrington Senior Member

    Re: electric step

    There could also be corrosion at the fuse especially if you have a fleetwood product with the electrical box in front under the hood.
     
  5. hobo

    hobo New Member

    RE: electric step

    The step is a single Kwikee.
    It's Monoco with door up front.
    Where is the door magnet located.
    Thanks again
     
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    RE: electric step

    look on the inside door frame ,, with the door open ,, u should see something that looks like a dime wrapped in plastic ,, if not u may have the type of switch that is built into the latch mechanism,,, have u ever had any other probs with the step ,, such as not coming out or ,, (if u have one ) the step light not being on ,, or has it ever gone in and out a bunch of times ?????
    If so ,, u may have a control box problem ,, which i have found on most of these brand steps ,, that was the main prob ,, what year is u'r MH ,, i'll look into the Kwickee manuals i have and see where and what the prob might be ;) :)
     
  7. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: electric step

    The fuse for my HR step is located in the left front bay storage behind a panel. Could have a loose conection there.
     
  8. hobo

    hobo New Member

    RE: electric step

    This is the only trouble I'v had with the step and it just started and you have no ideal when it will happen again,right now today it's working.When it dosen't work it always in the out.
    The motor home is a 2002.
     
  9. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: electric step

    Hobo, mine is also a 2002 and I'm sure yours has a fuse. Think it's a 5 amp. Mine was the automotive type glass fuse and the metal end was loose and it worked sometimes.
     
  10. hobo

    hobo New Member

    RE: electric step

    Thanks to everyone.I have checked and rechecked and it's working now.I think it's another one of the things that help drive me crazy.
     

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