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Jacks Are Up But Warning Red Light Flashing And Ding Won't Quit.


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#1 Aychihuahua

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 01:16 AM

Jacks are up but warning flashing red light and ding won't quit.

 

After 1,500 mile trip I am a little addled! 

 

I have been told there is a mercury switch somewhere under the coach, I don't know where to look. 

 

HELP how do i stop this before I go ding-bats!


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#2 StellersJay

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 05:44 AM

Check your hydraulic fluid level.  It only has to be low by a very small amount for the alarm to sound.  Been there; done that. 

 

Al least on my jacks, the "up" sensor is a switch in the hydraulic fluid tank.

 

Be sure to read your book or information posted on the hydraulic unit to see what "fluid" is required for your system.  Mine takes automatic
transmission fluid.

 

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#3 hermanmullins

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 06:25 AM

Welcome to the Forum.

 

Sam is on the right track.

 

If your jacks are HWH they do take Transmission fluid. My manual said to lower one jack about 3 inches and add fluid until the warning alarm goes off.

 

Worked on our last coach when the fluid was low.

 

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 07:19 AM

Yes, best advice is to pull your jack system manual (or access it on-line).  Start by using the proper fluid and procedure (jacks stowed, etc) to fill to the proper level.

 

If that does not do it, please give us specific information on exactly what system you have.


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#5 Aychihuahua

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:56 AM

Wow !!!, You guys are great!!! Thanks a bunch.  I am a complete newbie and I am sure I will be back often. 

 

I bought this 1999 Bounder S36 and did not get the Load of books you guys mention so am learning peacemeal.  while I am still here I might as well tell on myself the dumbest thing I have ever done in my 78 yrs. of life....came to CA over the Senora Pass....my heart may start pumping again soon...hopefully!


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#6 hermanmullins

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:31 PM

Aychihuahua (wow)

 

All of our hearts have fluttered a time or two, don't worry.

One of the thing I do is copy the manual to keep on file. My stack is getting very high, but it help for reference.

 

Good Luck.

 

Herman


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#7 Wayne77590

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 10:49 PM

What jack system does that have?


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