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Old 09-28-2019, 04:47 PM   #1
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Power Jack quit

I was was winterizing and moving the trailer to its winter parking spot. The power jack worked fine as I detached the trailer from the tow vehicle. I was then going to tilt the trailer slightly so that water would run off the roof. Pressed the button... nothing! I checked all fuses, and switches inside the trailer... still nothing. Power is coming to the jack as the LED light on the front works. So either the up and down switch is gone, or the motor is gone. Looked around for a crank or the drill crank adapter, have neither. I guess I didn't get one. So I looked online. Atwood 85385 is the drill adapter and 87891 is the crank handle. Neither seems to be available and I have searched far and wide on the net. Seems that Atwood sold out their power jack systems to Lippert Components... and they use a different system. Anybody had a similar problem recently with their power jack? If so how did you resolve it?


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Old 09-28-2019, 05:22 PM   #2
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It could be caused by several things, but since your Jack lamp has power, it's not the inline fuse. My guess is the switch, or the grounding wire to the motor inside the housing. If your Jack isn't that old, call Atwood and they can help you troubleshoot. They're also pretty good about sending replacement parts free of charge.
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Old 09-28-2019, 07:24 PM   #3
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I would check the switch but if it is the motor that is gone, you can head to your local Thunder Bay Princes Auto and pick up one of theses. Sale ends tomorrow and they also sell switches if it is just that...

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Old 09-28-2019, 08:22 PM   #4
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On my 21, the same tool that is used to operate the stabilizers, operates the tongue jack.
Give it a try.
Just might work for now.
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Old 09-28-2019, 08:48 PM   #5
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B4 you spend a lot of money to replace the motor or jack, check to see that you are getting sufficient current at the jack. Just because the led light operates doesn't guarantee the jack is getting enough current. Also - try connecting to your tow vehicle and see if it can be powered from that source. The fault may be back with the battery. Good luck!
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Old 09-30-2019, 11:52 AM   #6
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Thank you for replies and suggestions. Have ordered a new switch and a drill adapter that I hope will work in case of emergency. I think battery power is fine as battery monitor indicates 13.4v. Constant rain here so will have to wait on better weather before taking the jack apart.


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