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Old 02-11-2015, 02:30 AM   #1
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Last weekend I pulled all of my slides in while doing a little maintenance on the tires. Went back this evening and all of a sudden my bedroom slide will not go out. At the LR end the slide will go out two or three inches but the front end will not go out at all. There are no error codes on the controller. The trouble shooting guide I downloaded from the other site shows it either being a dirty track or a blown motor. The track looks clean to me. Has anyone ever had this problem? Could a motor go bad and not show an error code? I tried pushing on it near the bedroom closet door while someone operated the switch with no success.
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Old 02-11-2015, 02:34 AM   #2
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I had that problem out of the gate on my rw. Took me 3 hours and half a bottle of silicone spray on the tracks before I could correct mine. Finally I re-synced them by following the swintek procedure
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Old 02-11-2015, 03:01 AM   #3
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I had that problem out of the gate on my rw. Took me 3 hours and half a bottle of silicone spray on the tracks before I could correct mine. Finally I re-synced them by following the swintek procedure
Was your problem with only one end wanting to open?
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Last weekend I pulled all of my slides in while doing a little maintenance on the tires. Went back this evening and all of a sudden my bedroom slide will not go out. At the LR end the slide will go out two or three inches but the front end will not go out at all. There are no error codes on the controller. The trouble shooting guide I downloaded from the other site shows it either being a dirty track or a blown motor. The track looks clean to me. Has anyone ever had this problem? Could a motor go bad and not show an error code? I tried pushing on it near the bedroom closet door while someone operated the switch with no success.
That's how mine acted too. Follow my thread of "important slide information". There's a picture showing where to spray silicone. Once you figure this out, it becomes a 3 minute fix.
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Old 02-11-2015, 05:29 AM   #5
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Hopefully it just requires lubrication. I had a Schwintek motor go out last spring. Redwood covered the cost for replacing both motors, even though I was past my warranty date by 4-5 months.
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Old 02-11-2015, 08:09 AM   #6
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Yeah it was on the side closest to the front of the trailer. It was flush on the side closest to the fridge and it was 3.5 inches out on the other
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I'm curious, since the slide has four different tracks are there 4 motors operating it or are there just 2 at the top tracks only?
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Old 02-11-2015, 02:54 PM   #8
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I've had a similar problem. I had my wife push the button to move out the slide and I pushed on the side that was jamming up. All is well after that. This is assuming you don't have a bad motor and it's just an alignment problem.
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I'm curious, since the slide has four different tracks are there 4 motors operating it or are there just 2 at the top tracks only?
I always thought it was 4, but I think it is just two at the top like you say.
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Maybe Dave can shed some light on the number of motors used? I have not tried to lube them yet but looks like that may be a project in the near future.
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Old 02-11-2015, 04:27 PM   #11
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You have one motor on each side of the slide at the top. So a typical bedroom slide has a total of 2 motors. Mine being a slide-in-slide has 4 motors.

I too have experienced these issues but as I had posted on the other thread....lubricating the motor itself fixed the problem every time. I know moisture is getting in one of my motors and I believe this is the issue. Once I spray either electronic cleaner or silicone in the motor.....problem solved.
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I've had a similar problem. I had my wife push the button to move out the slide and I pushed on the side that was jamming up. All is well after that. This is assuming you don't have a bad motor and it's just an alignment problem.
That is my concern that I have a bad motor. I am a rather big guy at 6-1 255 lbs and i could not budge it while someone was operating the switch. Access is not real good to the motor area with the slide stuck in.
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With the slide stuck in, the motor closest to the closet will be the hardest to get to.
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That is my concern that I have a bad motor. I am a rather big guy at 6-1 255 lbs and i could not budge it while someone was operating the switch. Access is not real good to the motor area with the slide stuck in.
Here is a link to their trouble shooting page. On the RL look in the basement above the service door and you'll see the brain box for the slides. There is a reset button on this but you must follow the directions printed on the box. Other than that, reach between the slide and the closet wall to get to the motor that is located behind the rubber seals.

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Here is a link to their trouble shooting page. On the RL look in the basement above the service door and you'll see the brain box for the slides. There is a reset button on this but you must follow the directions printed on the box. Other than that, reach between the slide and the closet wall to get to the motor that is located behind the rubber seals.

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Dave I want to thank you for all of your suggestions. It was late when I was out at the RV and will try to go back out today or tomorrow. The brain box showed no codes. It is just that the front corner of the slide does not appear to move at all. I did see a lady bug in the tracks but I would hope that this system is built better than that It is just a long reach back there into the corner to get it with lubricant.
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Dean, you may want to take the trim off around the slide to better reach the motor. The first time the techs at Redwood worked on mine I watched them do this. Personally, I removed all the little "brad" nails and put all the trim back up with small cabinet screws so it's easier to remove next time.
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Dean, you may want to take the trim off around the slide to better reach the motor. The first time the techs at Redwood worked on mine I watched them do this. Personally, I removed all the little "brad" nails and put all the trim back up with small cabinet screws so it's easier to remove next time.
Dave are you speaking of the wood facia molding?
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Yes I am. Most of the trim in these trailers are in place to hide something. With the trim removed you can get to the motors easier
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If I recall correctly if there's no power to the motors they won't lock, thus you can manually push the slide in and out without resistance. This was one of the issues of driving down the road without 12v power to the RV (other than brakes, etc).
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If I recall correctly if there's no power to the motors they won't lock, thus you can manually push the slide in and out without resistance. This was one of the issues of driving down the road without 12v power to the RV (other than brakes, etc).
LWG my problem is that I have power just that one end near the closet is not moving.
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