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About huffypuff

  • Birthday 04/12/1953

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  1. huffypuff

    Battery replacement not going so good.

    I may get a chance to look at it tomorrow and if I can't find the fuse I will try the old redneck trick. That is climb to the top of it and shake it to get the motor to jar the brushes to seat. I turned the left rear slide motor with a wrench years ago and it hasn't failed since.
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    Battery replacement not going so good.

    Oh no now I'm going to have nightmares of the awning is tied to the steps. I thought the problem might be near the top by the motor.
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    Battery replacement not going so good.

    Yes, who ever did it could of back probe that wire at the connector. That wasn't the only sin they did wrong. Wait till you see the ground wires hack on the controller. Thank you Carl. The fuse for the awning is not up front but may be in the back bedroom. The lockout switch lights up so I don't think it's a fuse but who knows. Why would somebody hack the grounds like this? They didn't even match up he same gage wires. The new controller came with 2 new grounding terminals factory made. You can't be too lazy to unbolt the grounds from the frame. Probably the same person that poked the wire.
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    Looking for Florida Gulf Coast Area February

    Tamiami Village & Rv Park 16555 N Cleveland Ave Ste A North Fort Myers, FL 33903 We stayed at https://www.tamiamicommunity.com/ and rate the park a 5 out of 5. Beautiful and the most friendly people. Click the RV tab in the link.
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    Battery replacement not going so good.

    Let me say that the house batteries are now doing fine They are staying around 13 volts when not on charge and no load. I won't be afraid to dry camp with them. As for the steps, they are also fixed. I reinstalled the door switch and then went under the coach to trace the brown wire. About an inch from the coach side of the plug there was a spot of green on the wire about the size of a pin hole. Maybe someone at sometime poked it with a test light. I pulled on that wire and it easily broke in half. Repaired that wire and now the steps works as it supposed to. The synopsis of the steps is as follows: Battery power to house and chassis was disconnected to install house batteries. When batteries were reconnected the steps moved in about 1/4 of it's travel. After losing power the steps are supposed to pull in if the door is closed. Because the motor was bad it only went in 1/4 of the way. At one point the motor brought in the door about 2/3 of the way. Fuses all check out as well as power to the plug and the motor would run on the bench but not on the coach. I got a motor and controller to be sure I have all the parts I need. When I installed the new parts the steps went all the way in and stayed. I found out that when I applied a ground to the brown wire the steps went out. I then checked for a ground at the door switch and the switch checked OK. I reinstall door switch after verifying that the brown wire had a voltage drop from 4 way plug underneath to the door switch. I went underneath the coach and found some greenie meanies where maybe someone poked the wire with a test light. Fixed that wire and now steps works. I came to the conclusion that the failed parts was the motor and the wire. The wiring on the controller was butcher so I'm glad to replace it. It probably would of worked with a new motor. The awning is going to be another adventure. I'm leaving on the 15th for Quartzite, AZ then to Desert Hot Springs, CA for a month. Hope I don't have as much fun with the awning.
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    Battery replacement not going so good.

    I put in the same part numbers that came out. The motor does reverse polarity for the direction it's suppose to go.
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    Battery replacement not going so good.

    Yes you are right, the ground must be complete to deploy the steps.
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    Battery replacement not going so good.

    Today during lunch time today I back probed the brown wire on the 4 way plug on the controller. I was getting a backfeed of 10.5 volts. Then I grounded the brown wire with the power probe and the steps deployed like it's supposed to. When I release the ground the steps went back in. Next I popped out the magnetic door switch and found the ground wire to be present and appears to go through the switch. I cut and stripped both wires and found a ground on one wire and voltage backfeed from the controller of about 6 volts. I twisted together the ground and the wire going to the controller and nothing happen. That would be a about a 40% drop from the 4 way plug under the coach to the door switch. I stripped the wires of the door switch to check for continuity and found continuity with the switch away from the magnet and none as soon as near the magnet. So it appears that it has a bad wire from the door switch to the 4 way plug to the controller. To prove it I will run a jumper wire from the ground at the door switch to the controller brown wire. If the steps deploy then I have to look for greenie meanies inside the wiring harness going up to the coach.
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    Battery replacement not going so good.

    Yes the controller has its own grounds, two of them bolted to the frame with a third ground going to them. Hard to figure it needed a ground there since it has a magnetic door switch. What I'm going to try next is pull the switch out and see what I find.
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    Battery replacement not going so good.

    Well I got the new parts in and the new motor runs good with the power probe. I can run the steps in and our with no problem using the power probe so that half of the battle solved. Plugged in the new controller to the coach and steps went all the way in and don't come back out regardless if door is open or not. I tested voltage from the coach plug Red battery power good, white switch power good, yellow ignition power good. The brown wire I didn't know what to test there but just found out that it supposed to be a ground when the door opens. Also I found out that the steps will not deploy or work until it first see a ground at the brown wire. Looks like my work is not done as I said, what could go wrong?
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    Itasca Meridian EMS Sheds AC power prematurely

    You should if your comfortable working with electricity is go inside the transfer switch box and tightening all wiring lugs. Sounds like you have a loose connection in there. If a wire or lug get hot enough, it can fry the entire transfer switch.
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    Battery replacement not going so good.

    As of last night both parts are here. What could go wrong?
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    Aladdin Screen Dark, Hear Audio From Back Camera

    That would mean the Aladdin is dead check fuses.
  14. huffypuff

    Battery replacement not going so good.

    Yes, the step is a very simple design. A motor that turns a flat gear plate which push/pull a link on a bell crank that raises or lowers the steps through a network of linkage . The controller on the other hand I have little ideal. I haven't got to the patio awning yet, I had enough until I go south.
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    Battery replacement not going so good.

    Looks like bad motor after all probably the internal gears or windings. Even though it ran on the bench it wasn't fast and may have internal problems. After reinstalling the motor it still wouldn't run unless I hook up my 900 amp auto jump box. Then the motor wouldn't bring the steps all the way up but will bring them down. To make matters worse, I think it burnt out the controller. I ordered both the controller and motor on Amazon and will install and test the operation of the motor first. Once that pass I will plug in the old controller and see if it will kick on. If not I will install the new controller. If the old controller works then I will return the new controller. These parts are expensive. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019QGLWT6/ref=ppx_od_b_detailpages01?ie=UTF8&psc=1