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Old 06-24-2019, 10:08 PM   #1
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Slide issues

Big kitchen slide left track only moves out about 2 inches then stops which causes the right side to stop also. I have tried the pushing button on control module fast then hold on 7th until lights flash then go inside and try to move slide out and it still does same thing. Just wondering if I need to have someone else inside to try the slide as soon as the lights start flashing like maybe I am not getting inside soon enough?
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Old 06-24-2019, 10:20 PM   #2
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Big kitchen slide left track only moves out about 2 inches then stops which causes the right side to stop also. I have tried the pushing button on control module fast then hold on 7th until lights flash then go inside and try to move slide out and it still does same thing. Just wondering if I need to have someone else inside to try the slide as soon as the lights start flashing like maybe I am not getting inside soon enough?
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The control board will stay in the manual mode until the slide is cycled so you have plenty of time to get in and push the buttons.
You may have a broken wire on the motor or some other problem. You may have something under the slide floor hanging up the movement.
One of my mouse pets carried a watch with a rubber wrist band on it under my bedroom slide causing it to hang on extension. Did the same button push and that did nothing. I was able to look under the floor and saw the watch and was able to retrieve it. No more problems so you may have something under the floor.
Check the gear rail for damage also.
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Old 06-24-2019, 10:38 PM   #3
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Big kitchen slide left track only moves out about 2 inches then stops which causes the right side to stop also. I have tried the pushing button on control module fast then hold on 7th until lights flash then go inside and try to move slide out and it still does same thing. Just wondering if I need to have someone else inside to try the slide as soon as the lights start flashing like maybe I am not getting inside soon enough?
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My big slide did exactly what you are describing, it was a broken wire. I ordered a new motor and installed it and it worked fine. I soldered the wire back on the original motor and now carry it as a spare.
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Old 06-24-2019, 10:58 PM   #4
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My big slide did exactly what you are describing, it was a broken wire. I ordered a new motor and installed it and it worked fine. I soldered the wire back on the original motor and now carry it as a spare.
Thank you. Now my next question lol
Where is the motor and how do you get to it?
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The control board will stay in the manual mode until the slide is cycled so you have plenty of time to get in and push the buttons.
You may have a broken wire on the motor or some other problem. You may have something under the slide floor hanging up the movement.
One of my mouse pets carried a watch with a rubber wrist band on it under my bedroom slide causing it to hang on extension. Did the same button push and that did nothing. I was able to look under the floor and saw the watch and was able to retrieve it. No more problems so you may have something under the floor.
Check the gear rail for damage also.
Thank you. So you just looked between the kitchen floor and the bottom of the slide? I was also wondering since there are two slides are there also two controllers?
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Thank you. Now my next question lol
Where is the motor and how do you get to it?
Check out YouTube for Schwintec slide motor replacement, you've got to get the slide pushed out about a foot so you can get the retaining screw out, it's at the top of the slide. You'll have to pull the rubber seal away to get to it, then with a screwdriver pop the motor up and grab it and pull it out. It may have to come out on the inside of the camper.
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Thank you. So you just looked between the kitchen floor and the bottom of the slide? I was also wondering since there are two slides are there also two controllers?

Two slides, two controllers. Mine wasn't a kitchen slide, it was the bedroom slide that I was able to see under while looking from the living room. The bedroom slide has a curb where the storage cabinets live.

You may be able to see under your slide from the outside.
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I found the controller for the couch slide and put it in the manual mode which did allow the slide to work. I moved it out all the way then held the button 5 seconds after it stopped then moved it back in holding the button depressed 5 seconds after it stopped. This from what I have read should have timed the slide. but after doing this procedure the slid went right back to doing what it was doing. The code the controller is flashing says short between controller and motor #2. I find it hard to believe there is a short since it does move out and back in while in manual mode. Only other possibility I am considering is the motor is weak and drawing to much or the slide is dragging to much causing a draw. I didn't notice any sounds like it was laboring while in manual mode but I am new to this camper and to this type of slide so I might not know what it should sound like.
Any ideas welcome, in the mean time I will continue to mess with it and keep you all posted.
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Finally had a slide issue yesterday after 6 years being trouble free. Bedroom slide started to come out and the rear portion just stopped and would not retract or extend. The code on the controller was a 2-8. Short circuit on motor 2. I removed the motor (easier than I expected) and found the red wire had broken away from the circuit board. Soldered it back on and all is well.
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Finally had a slide issue yesterday after 6 years being trouble free. Bedroom slide started to come out and the rear portion just stopped and would not retract or extend. The code on the controller was a 2-8. Short circuit on motor 2. I removed the motor (easier than I expected) and found the red wire had broken away from the circuit board. Soldered it back on and all is well.
Good job
Mine was the motor next to garage so I would have had to remove the sliding door to get to it.
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