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Old 06-04-2018, 03:49 PM   #1
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Jacks won't retract consistently

Started having an issue when I try and retract the leveling system. They start to retract and stop. If I hit the button again I will get a clicking sound, like the solenoid isn't actuating. After pushing the button a few times it will start back up but I have to go through this several times before the fully retract.

I have checked the voltage and I am starting with 12.5 to 12.7 volts and it never goes below 12.2 when attempting to retract. I have tightened connections (at least what I can find).

Has anyone else experienced this? I have a 2014 3950
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Old 06-04-2018, 04:01 PM   #2
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Started having an issue when I try and retract the leveling system. They start to retract and stop. If I hit the button again I will get a clicking sound, like the solenoid isn't actuating. After pushing the button a few times it will start back up but I have to go through this several times before the fully retract.

I have checked the voltage and I am starting with 12.5 to 12.7 volts and it never goes below 12.2 when attempting to retract. I have tightened connections (at least what I can find).

Has anyone else experienced this? I have a 2014 3950
Yep... you got a breaker going bad. Common issue.

Check the following thread... pictures at the end.

Leveling system relay location
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Old 06-16-2018, 10:07 PM   #3
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One other thought...the Lippert instructions...when you find them...say you should spray the jack "rod" with spray silicone and wipe with a clean cloth before retracting.

Have you been doing that? I hadn't, didn't read the instructions, well, had to find them on the web. And I've had a jack begin leaking. Yup, a 3 ft diameter puddle of ATV fluid on the concrete RV pad.

So inspect all your jacks and see if there is beginning to be leakage where the rod goes into the cylinder.

Just a thought,

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Old 06-16-2018, 11:02 PM   #4
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I had the same problem. Changed the breaker to an 80 IIRC, and havent had a problem since.
Took about 5 min to replace. Also lubed the hydraulic rams, and added some CAT in the hydro tank to stop the noise is makes when just sitting. Quieted it down a ton.
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I had the same problem. Changed the breaker to an 80 IIRC, and havent had a problem since.
Took about 5 min to replace. Also lubed the hydraulic rams, and added some CAT in the hydro tank to stop the noise is makes when just sitting. Quieted it down a ton.
What is CAT?
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Not only the above is good advice, also during colder weather when the fluid is colder it is more difficult to ge it to move through the system causing the relay to want to trip out at times......
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I'm going to replace the jacks breaker but I'm wondering....is there a breaker for the slides also? If so, I'll upgrade it at same time.
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