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Author Topic: 1999 Starcraft Pop Up Winch Trouble, cannot raise or lower  (Read 1909 times)


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So last time camping, i go the pop up all the way up.

problem is I only got it lower about 1 foot before the winch or something locked up and will not turn.

If i turn the crank any harder the drive gear shaft will twist in two or I will brake the lift cables.

After lots of looking it appears the center gear in the winch is not rotating?  I can move the crank handle back and forth about 2 turns but the middle gear in the crank that then turns the gear that the cables attach too will not move??

Any ideas on how to get it unstuck or not in a bind?

I have inspected all the pulleys and the lift system.  Everything appears to be free and moving except the middle gear shaft in the winch assembly.

Help please