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Old 04-14-2018, 02:45 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone. Iíll start checking these out in the morning.
Any luck with your jack?
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Old 04-14-2018, 04:00 PM   #12
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I'm a little late to this conversation, and yes, mine is direct wired to the battery with an inline fuse. The thing that killed mine was the rubber grommet at the top leaked water, and we had a lot of rain. It filled a little tray directly under the grommet that housed the circuit board...it fried. It was an LCI. Also, the nut for manual operation twisted right off when I tried to turn it; looked like it was made out of pewter. Asked the SM about it and he said that was a common problem with the LCI jacks. Replaced it with a 5k lb. Stromberg Carlson (whoever knew they made jacks) and it has worked fine for a little over a year but IT IS SOOOOOO slow. Good luck on getting it fixed vs replacing.
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Old 04-14-2018, 04:12 PM   #13
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Sourdough brings up a point about water damage, usually from being rained on with many models of electric tongue jacks. One way to help prevent that (even if it is somewhat unsightly) is to take a 2 liter coke bottle (7-up is green and somewhat opaque), cut the top off and use it as a "bucket turned upside down" over the jack. That will help shed rain and most dew from the jack electric head. There are "fancy, expensive covers" but a bucket or a pop bottle works just as well. YMMV
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Old 04-14-2018, 07:55 PM   #14
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If it's the cheap OEM LCI like the one that came on mine it may be a thermal over load. Happened to me once, waited a few min and it restarted. Mine was so slow and noisy I replaced it with a Husky 5 K remote controlled unit and never looked back.
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:07 PM   #15
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There is a recall for some LCI jacks. Donít recall the models, but may be worth looking into if yours is LCI.
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:56 AM   #16
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anyone have problem with husky 4500 jacks? my brake isn't holding or working, it freewheels when I raise it to unhook truck?
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Old 04-15-2018, 06:02 PM   #17
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Finally found it! It was a blown in-line fuse cleverly hidden up behind some old, brown spray foam. New 30 amp fuse and Iím back in business! Thanks folks!
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Old 04-15-2018, 06:05 PM   #18
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Glad you are back to retracting and extending the easy way. Thanks for posting the results too.
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Old 04-15-2018, 06:54 PM   #19
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I learned with a truck camper that trying to run the 4 electric jacks off the batteries alone blew fuses. Learned to use only 2 at a time and not steady. Like a starter motor, run for 20 seconds or so stop and start again. Never had another fuse blow. The Tongue jack will not travel as far as a camper jack. but, point being, just do not think that switch is a light switch to turn on until your done. Let the motor rest a few seconds. It may help. I now have a electric tongue jack and run it the same.
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