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Old 09-25-2012, 11:33 PM   #15
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We burned out a few too many solenoids because of, as it turned out, a slow retracting right rear jack rod which was found to be bent. Since it was replaced 4 yrs ago we have not burned out a single solenoid.

Occasionally, since then, the jacks would be rather slow to retract. So we started to wipe down the rods and edges of the rubber seals with a little WD40 on a cloth about every 5-6 times the jacks are used. This is to clean, not lubricate. Since we've been doing that the jacks come up in 3-4 minutes every time, even in cold weather. This procedure was recommended by Winnebago in one of their service tips available on their website.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:28 AM   #16
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We burned out a few too many solenoids because of, as it turned out, a slow retracting right rear jack rod which was found to be bent. Since it was replaced 4 yrs ago we have not burned out a single solenoid.

Occasionally, since then, the jacks would be rather slow to retract. So we started to wipe down the rods and edges of the rubber seals with a little WD40 on a cloth about every 5-6 times the jacks are used. This is to clean, not lubricate. Since we've been doing that the jacks come up in 3-4 minutes every time, even in cold weather. This procedure was recommended by Winnebago in one of their service tips available on their website.
Hi Cheryl, we got to Ennis MT and connected with a great HWH certified mechanic. He has all the parts and got us up and running. A week ago we did the WD40 thing and one went up much better but he said that's very short lived as you say, is just a lubrication that doesn't last. We got new springs on the rear springs and they go up in one minute now. Of course the solenoids work on the the other two jacks now too.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:33 AM   #17
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Glad all is well with HWH. A little routine maintenace on ours has made life much easier. Safe travels.
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