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Old 08-09-2018, 10:53 PM   #1
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Power jack blowing fuses

My power jack has be blowing fuses frequently this summer - 3 fuses in the last 7-8 uses. This has never happened before. There has been a few times where the ball has not easily uncoupled from the hitch recent. Perhaps that’s the issue. Maybe more grease in the coupler? Does anyone have any other ideas? Thanks.
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:54 PM   #2
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I have never blown a fuse, but I think I tripped something a few times in my slanted driveway. Maybe it has some thermal protector or something but it would quit for a minute then start working again after sitting for a few. What I started doing is when I park the trailer I try to ensure there is no stress added to the tongue (think like trailer wanting to roll forward or backward resulting in the jack being cocked and binding a little). I chock the wheels while still hooked up and let it settle against the chocks before raising it. Hasn't cut out or tripped anything since I started doing this. Not sure if this helps or not or if my issue was a fluke that just went away either...lol. Regards, Jim
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Old 08-10-2018, 02:29 PM   #3
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I blew one a couple weeks ago. Worked when I hooked up at the campground. Arrived at home, went to unhook. There was no power to the jack. took me awhile to find it was an inline fuse.
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I wonder if that might be part of the reason some of the guys have went to a heavier electric jack.
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Old 08-16-2018, 02:37 PM   #5
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I have found that if I bottom the jack out when it is retracting, it will blow the fuse every time, stop the jack 1/2” short of fully retracted.
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:57 PM   #6
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I have found that if I bottom the jack out when it is retracting, it will blow the fuse every time, stop the jack 1/2” short of fully retracted.
Agree 100% But I go to the last 1/4 inch, let the switch go, and the momentum of the mechanism will take it up to a nice, satisfying "cinch," without any electrical draw. Now, just in case, where did I put that spare fuse?

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Ah ha. Thank you. Will try that.
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Old 08-17-2018, 05:42 AM   #8
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Just replaced my LCI 3500lb jack with the Husky super brute 5000lb jack. It now lifts up the truck and trailer when I'm hooking up with ease and it has auto stop in both directions.
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Old 08-19-2018, 04:16 PM   #9
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My inline fuse would also blow every time I bottomed out the jack. I replaced it with an auto resetting fuse (about 7 bucks) and no more problems.
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I have found that if I bottom the jack out when it is retracting, it will blow the fuse every time, stop the jack 1/2” short of fully retracted.
I think you are right. Used it this past weekend. When I hooked up on Thursday I had bottom the jack, and the fuse blew. the next time I stopped about 1/2 inch before it bottomed out and it was good.
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