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Old 11-14-2016, 01:01 AM   #1
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Bedroom slide

Knew it was going to happen, just hoped it would be later in life. Winterized today, went to pull in bedroom slide and only one side pulls in. I can hear both motors working, no error codes on the panel. Pulled both cables, was able to move the slide just a bit. Plugged everything back in and no go. I regularly uses CRC, always do the hold buttons for the count of 5. Guessing it is a bad motor. Anyone have the part number for the motor? Hate to have it sit all winter with the slide out. Lots of snow in this area? 2013RL. Thanks.
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Old 11-14-2016, 11:18 AM   #2
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Lippert 236575 RV In-Wall Slide-Out Motor

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 11-14-2016, 02:03 PM   #3
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Thanks Rob. I'll get it ordered and make a run out to the rig. Looks to be easy to replace if you can get to it.
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Old 11-14-2016, 10:48 PM   #4
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Skip,

If you can get to the motor you'll see a plug in the top that covers a small square hole (one of my motors had the plug but the other did not). Spray some silicone in that hold and work the switch back and fourth. This could solve your problem. I had the same problem and this is how I fixed it. I'll see if I still have the picture and if I do I'll post it.

This helps the brushes of the motor I believe but it did work for me a few times. Also one winter after driving through a blizzard I had to take a hair dryer to the motor to melt the ice that had accumulated in it from the moisture.
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Old 11-14-2016, 10:57 PM   #5
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Here's a picture of the electric motor that should be on your 2013 Redwood. In this picture I have removed the trim around the slide opening to get to the motor. When I put the trim back up I uses small cabinet screws to make it easy to take off again if I needed to.

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Old 11-15-2016, 12:42 AM   #6
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Dave, thanks. That might just help some of us older Redwood owners down the line.
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Old 11-15-2016, 01:13 AM   #7
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Dave that gives me a better idea of what I'm looking at. I'm going to try and get it in a little bit so I can reach it. Is there a screw on the outside on Redwoods? My plan is to remove power, push it in, check the motor and make sure nothing causing it to stop, the go from there. Motor ordered. Scary thing is we had friends with SOB and had to leave them behind 3 times because of the schwinteks. They got rid of the rig in less than a year.
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Jim, twice Redwood was going to send me motors for my unit until I found this little trick. The motor failure is one of the reasons the factory said they wanted people to move their slide in and out once a week even if they were parked. I guess rust would build up on the armatures and by putting some silicone on them it fixes the problem.
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Dave that gives me a better idea of what I'm looking at. I'm going to try and get it in a little bit so I can reach it. Is there a screw on the outside on Redwoods? My plan is to remove power, push it in, check the motor and make sure nothing causing it to stop, the go from there. Motor ordered. Scary thing is we had friends with SOB and had to leave them behind 3 times because of the schwinteks. They got rid of the rig in less than a year.
There is a screw towards the top of the motor accessed from under the wiper that needs to be removed. The motor can then be prayed up with a screwdriver and removed on the inside of the coach. I replaced both on my main slide as the wires were attached directly to soder points on the printed circuit board. They have since upgraded this connection on the new motors
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Old 11-15-2016, 01:29 AM   #10
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I lubed my Schwintek motors / slides regularly and they have always worked great.

When my Schwintek motor failed, I pulled it out and found a wire broken on the backside of the motor, replaced the motor and my slide has worked great ever since.

The new motors have a redesigned wiring connection.

Since I move about every two weeks year round, my slides get opened and closed about 25 to 30 times a year, been fulltiming with my Redwood for over 2 1/2 years so my Schwintek slides have been opened and closed at least 80 times.

The 1 motor failure is the only problem I have had with my Schwintek slides (never had to adjust cable tension yet )
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