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Old 06-26-2018
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Default Front Step Not Fully Extending

I am having a problem with my front step not fully extending.
When I flip the switch to extend the step it barely comes out.
I have to physical pull the step out to lock it into place. It seems like it's not getting enough air pressure to push the step out all the way.

I have replaced the step solenoid, the exhaust valves and replaced the
air pressure switch that was leaking.

I tried to adjust the speed with the exhaust valves and no dice. I can adjust the speed when it comes in, but not when it extends. If I make to much adjustment to the valve the steps don't go in either. If I open the valve to much it leaks air.

Can I make any kind of adjustment to the pressure switch to give it more pressure to extend the step?
I have searched and search the WOG files and I cant find the answer.

Any advice you can give me is greatly appreciated.
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Full air pressure on the coach??
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Full air pressure on the coach??
Yes full pressure on coach.
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Crimped supply line?? Hit anything with the step
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Crimped supply line?? Hit anything with the step
The supply lines are straight and did not hit any thing. This seems to
have started last year after I replaced a exhaust valve that was broken and the
pressure switch that was leaking.
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Lub the pivot points.
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Lets start at the beginning.


Before you fixed it what was the step doing?
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lube the air hoses,i suspect the air cylinder is dry,squirt some MMO into the cylinder,into each port.
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Lets start at the beginning.


Before you fixed it what was the step doing?
The step was working. I had air leak down by the front step and found
the broken exhaust valve. I replaced the valve and it started to act up.
So then i ordered a new solenoid and it still wont work. I had the coach in the
shop and they replaced a leaking air pressure switch. The switch replacement was last year...
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lube the air hoses,i suspect the air cylinder is dry,squirt some MMO into the cylinder,into each port.
I did put some oil in there, but maybe not enough. I will try that again.

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