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I apologize in advance if this topic was covered in an earlier thread - I searched but couldn't find anything.

Has anyone experienced sticky or sluggish rear jack rocker switches?  Ours stick in either position and my concern is that they will eventually get stuck in FULL-UP or FULL-DN position and damage the jack motors.  I've tried shooting high pressure air in and around the switches - no joy. I'm about to contact Ryder at OTT Parts Team to order a couple new switches but wanted to check with y'all and learn if there's a hack out there providing an effective fix without having to buy new ones.

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Given the look of your running gear that was on the trailer when you bought it - I'd guess that those switches were also neglected.  Other than buying new switches you might try a bit of contact cleaner like THIS.  Or - even a bit of WD-40.

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20 minutes ago, topgun2 said:

you might try a bit of contact cleaner like THIS.

DONE!   Thanks for the reply!

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  • 2017 LE II; Hull #226 "Casablanca"
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Sometimes, rocking back and forth on the switch will clean it up enough to get it going. (That's where having a little extra throw from leveling boards helps.)

It's also possible,  though a true pita, to raise and lower our jacks manually. 

Replaced a friend's switch only to find out it wasn't the switch, but a loose ground.

We've replaced two rocker switches over the years in our 2008. We don't carry a large spare parts kit, bit a spare rocker is in the kit.

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