Slide Switch Only Works While Jacks Are Moving

by Brian Leith
(St louis Mo)

Question: I have a 1999 Winnebago Chiefton 36 pusher. The slide switch on the dash only works and moves slide when I am holding the leveling jacks levers. the switch itself doesnt power on the pump motor it only moves the slide when the pump is running lowering the jacks.

Robbie: This is the best I can offer with no Make or Model of your system. I would think your switch is not sending a Signal to the Pump relay. When you push the switch you'll need to find out what wire activates the pump. If the wire has 12V when you move the switch the wire is broken between the switch and pump relay.
See the NOTE below.
You can trace the wire or just run a new one. If there is NO 12V then the switch is bad. The relay is located on the side of the pump normally. You also might need to call the manufacturer of your jacks to help you locate the wire you need to test.

NOTE: The wire from the switch may connect to a wire under you Jack controls to activate the pump.

Thanks for the Question Good Luck,

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