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Old 09-20-2017, 01:19 PM   #1
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Atwood Electric Tongue Jack Noises

My Atwood tongue jack has been making these noises for a while. Quite loud. Anyone else experienced this?
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Ours is loud also. It sounds more like it is grinding up the gears than yours but still loud...
My husband demonstrated it for Reace when he was fixing our plumbing. He didn't have any ideas on what to do about it. Our plan is just to use it until it fails but it sometimes does attract attention in a campground.
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Fred, I'd be interested in knowing the model number of your power jack. In my case it's a "premier performance" that uses an acme screw/ball bearing drive, which is much quieter than most of the power jacks I've seen.
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If the sound on my computer is correct, I hear an intermittent grinding sound, i.e., quiet and then noisy. Is that correct?

Not knowing what's inside, it almost sounds like a bearing. Is there one? Or that the gears/screw aren't meshing properly. Can you remove the head to check the appearance? What about adding more grease? Is that possible?

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Fred, I'd be interested in knowing the model number of your power jack. In my case it's a "premier performance" that uses an acme screw/ball bearing drive, which is much quieter than most of the power jacks I've seen.


Hi Robert,
I believe I have the same model.
The paperwork suggests the tube to be coated with a light coat of silicone spray lubricant on an annual basis. Not sure if this will help, but I will give it a shot tomorrow.




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If the sound on my computer is correct, I hear an intermittent grinding sound, i.e., quiet and then noisy. Is that correct?

Yes, that is how it sounds!

Can you remove the head to check the appearance? What about adding more grease? Is that possible?.

Yes, gonna pull the cover off tomorrow and do some exploratory surgery. Not sure about the grease.



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Yes, gonna pull the cover off tomorrow and do some exploratory surgery. Not sure about the grease.



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They're sealed units, so as far as I know it isn't possible to lube the acme screw. Very strange that yours is making such a racket, as mine is super quiet.

The good news is they have a 5 year warranty. I'd probably contact Atwood for a replacement rather than fool with the innards.
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The paperwork refers to the tongue jack as a 12-volt DC motor driven "screw jack".


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