Anthony Liftgates don't break often, but even the most rugged parts don't last forever. Damage or normal wear and tear can interfere with normal liftgate operation. We've prepared this section to help guide you step-by-step through the most common troubleshooting procedures for liftgate repair. Simply locate and click the description that most closely matches your issue, then follow the troubleshooting steps outlined on that page.

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Platform will not lower.  

Possible Cause #1 Bad ground or other bad connection.
Action -

Check all connections and all connectors for worn, loose, or corroded connections. Replace any defective terminals with 'heat shrink' factory terminal.


(Diagnosis time - 1/2 hr. / Repair time - 15 minutes).

Part Numbers - N/A
Possible Cause #2 Bad lowering valve coil.
Action - Remove coil from lowering cartridge and test magnetism of inside of coil with metal object ( i.e. screwdriver ) while energizing 'down' control side of switch only.

(Diagnosis time - 15 minutes / Repair time - 1/2 hr.).
Part Numbers - A-176306 - Lowering valve coil
Possible Cause #3 Lowering valve stuck closed.
Action -

With platform on ground, remove lowering valve and inspect. Clean if dirty. Replace if plunger not freely moveable.


(Diagnosis time - 1/2 hr. / Repair time - 1/2 hr.).

Part Numbers - A-176305 - Lowering valve
Warranty Information:
Base Warranty:

3 Years on mechanical structure.

2 Years on hydraulic & electrical components.

Warranties are void if genuine Anthony parts are not used.