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Old 07-28-2019, 09:42 PM   #1
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Slide out problems in 3805

Our living room slide moves out for a few seconds then we hear a kind of grinding noise and it stops. It has a cable pulley system. Anyone else have this problem or know what might be causing it?
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:43 PM   #2
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Check for obstructions

I would start simple and make sure nothing is obstructing the slide out.
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:50 PM   #3
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Your gearbox is stripped... happened twice to us on a 2015 3800. Go to Dyers Rv online and order a new gearbox, I posted a long explanation here a couple of weeks back with pics of the gearbox. The motor and gearbox is on top of the slide in the middle. You can have someone push/pull the slide while holding the button and it should work till you get it fixed...
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:52 PM   #4
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I think the gearbox is about to fail. Ours had grinding sound a couple times then failed. Gearbox failure is common enough that most rv stores carry them. Not a big deal if your handy, you'll burn up a day, or take it in for repair, don't wait and get it stuck out.
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