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Old 05-16-2013
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Default Air step solenoid

I have a bad air leak on the solenoid vale in the area of the red flat tip screw head. I'm not sure what this screw head does so I didn't try to tighten it. Should I tighten the screw head or is a rebuild due? Rich
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Dupree Products has new solenoid valves on our website
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I have a bad air leak on the solenoid vale in the area of the red flat tip screw head. I'm not sure what this screw head does so I didn't try to tighten it. Should I tighten the screw head or is a rebuild due? Rich
was there supposed to be a pic?
When you have an air leak on the solenoid,sometimes its not what you think.
Sometimes the air cylinder is leaking internally,air is going by the piston and returning to the solenoid,where it leaks out.

First check i would do is to take one line off the air cylinder and see if air is bypassing the piston.

Working on those steps scares the pizza out of me,be very carefull!
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Can you take a look at : http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.co...ead.php?t=9599

and advise if photos are of similar control valve? IF so...the small adjustable screws (may be copper/brass colored) control the rate/speed of the retract and extend function. You loosen the lock nut and make minor adjustments (turning "in" slows action). Leaks from these two areas normally mean the valve internals need cleaning, silicone grease, and perhaps new o rings.

Be very careful if system is under pressure...that step flying past your head is really an eye opener!
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I do have some phots's to post of my air solenoid from my cell phone but how do you attach them to this thread?
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I do have some phots's to post of my air solenoid from my cell phone but how do you attach them to this thread?
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As far as I know you have to download them onto a file in your computer and then read this thread Wanderlodge Owners Group > Frequently Asked Questions > How to use the Forum Features > How can I add a photo to the body of my message? UPDATED INFORMATION
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Working on those steps scares the pizza out of me,be very carefull!

Randy,
Since mine is mostly toast and other's might want to know too, is there a safer alternative replacement for these steps that is recommended?
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One thought might be a Kwickee electric step. Had one on the SOB and now the BMC. They seem reliable to me. They might even be available surplus. There are single and double step versions.
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The air steps do work good.
One thing i like about them is they are fast!
The Kwickee's work fine,but after having the fast air step i find myself stepping out before the Kwickee is out.
The real problems with the air step is people working on them that don't have any idea on how they work.
Coach owners and RV techs included.
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Has anyone converted their step to a simple one switch system? All in all I would prefer one switch that puts the step out and in, as opposed to the tape, mercury switches, and door switches.
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