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Old 01-28-2014, 05:13 PM   #11
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Tom, mine broke right at the shaft from the motor. Sorry to say but it took my local dealer about two weeks to get the part in from FR. I hope yours gets fixed quicker than that.
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Old 01-28-2014, 05:14 PM   #12
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Tom I talked to Andy at FR to order parts and they were shutting down Monday at noon until at least Wednesday morning. Bad timing to say the least. If I can help give me a call. I think you have my cell. I can't see the slide mechanism with out taking stuff apart but will if you need the model number. I guess for now have another cocktail and it will all work out.
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Phil,
thanks for the offer but it is a pain to open the top of the bunk up to try and see the motor. I will try to get someone at FR tomorrow and see what happens. Hopefully they are open and they can overnight the part.
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Old 01-28-2014, 05:24 PM   #14
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Tom I stood on my bed and looked through the crack at the top. I took pics with my iphone then enlarged them. That wood panel on top of the bunks does come off. I know because my dealer broke it when replacing my motor.
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:40 PM   #15
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I have had more than my share of experience with the cable slide on my Berk. I have always gotten my parts through Amazon within 24 hours. you will need to take things apart and verify everything that is needed. It might be a pain in the ***** but it has to come apart to be replaced anyway. I would also verify when apart that it is indeed the motor and not a cable that has come off the track and wound around the motor preventing the slid from moving. The symptoms you describe are the same. I know it has happened to me. Cable replacement kits are about $32 if one is broken. There are 8 cables total that work off one motor in a funny push pull arrangement 4 pull when coming in and 4 pull when coming out. If you have a tangled cable and can free it you could probably live safely with three in cables. If the repair person did not take it apart and get down to the problem I would not believe the bad motor diagnosis. Of course you are there and not me. Just my two cents and experience having the displeasure of working on several of these and fixing them.
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:47 PM   #16
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the slide has been noisy from day 1 but I just thought that it was due to the 'newness' of everything. I guess that I was wrong. Since it is under warranty, whether they replace the motor or not, I'm not paying for it. I just hope that I can get through to FR and get them to send me the parts that I need. I know what you mean because I replaced a cable on my '08 when one broke. It is a real pain.
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:48 PM   #17
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Another thought that will help in the future but not now. For those with a computer and USB port you can get a keyhole inspection camera on eBay for about $20. I have one with 50 meter of cable. It is great for looking at problems like this without taking things apart. Comes with the software.
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:53 PM   #18
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You have been there, You know what it is than. Someone who has not might not. Good luck. Remember after year one most of the production bugs are out and they are pretty good coaches. I found out I had one of the first 160 built when back at the factory this year. I have to say mine has been pretty good.
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I had to push my brother's in in October while he push the retract button. Took 2 of us but we got it in. Good luck.
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:41 PM   #20
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I think the '08 that I had was number 162 built. After some initial slide problems with the kitchen slide, it too was a pretty solid unit.
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