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swimmer_spe

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Posted: 07/18/21 05:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am not sure what kind I have, but it looks like a lippet.

Going up or down, it only clicks.
I was able to crank it by hand.
On Monday, I will be going in search of a new one.


The jack is at least 5 years old, as that is a long as I have owned the trailer. Any idea why it would just click with power, but by hand, it would still go down? No bolts are loose, and the battery is good.

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Possibly a roll pin sheared off on the power side but not on the hand crank.

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Wouldn’t the motor still spin?

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capacitor wrote:

Wouldn’t the motor still spin?


It is still spinning, but the jack isn't going down.

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Posted: 07/18/21 07:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Roll shear pin! cheap fix, but getting old one out might be pain!


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swimmer_spe wrote:

capacitor wrote:

Wouldn’t the motor still spin?


It is still spinning, but the jack isn't going down.


You said clicking.

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capacitor wrote:

swimmer_spe wrote:

capacitor wrote:

Wouldn’t the motor still spin?


It is still spinning, but the jack isn't going down.


You said clicking.


The motor is spinning, but the jack does not go down. When I press the button, the motor sounds normal, but there is a clicking noise like I have hit the end of the jack.

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Could be the slipper clutch let go. It limits the power of the motor by slipping, while you are the limiting factor with the hand crank.





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Nv Guy wrote:

Could be the slipper clutch let go. It limits the power of the motor by slipping, while you are the limiting factor with the hand crank.


If I weren't using it within a week from now, I'm guessing it's fixable.

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Posted: 07/18/21 08:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do you have the standby hand crank??? Yes I know it is not fun to use but has allowed me to continue the mission when my electric jack failed. I eventually lost my hand crank but was able to use a socket and ratchet or plier clamps to carry on.

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