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Old 05-09-2016, 11:38 AM   #1
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Help with getting bed slide out.

The worst thing is when a slide is out and you can't get it in. I have the reverse; the bed slide does not even try to go out. This has been an ongoing problem, but generally by tapping the slide IN and then Out several times, it would decide to go out.

Problem is that when in, the motor cannot be accessed. Is there limit switches that detect the ends of travel?

Never fails, about ready to leave tomorrow to Florida, and things like this crop up.
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Hank, does it make any sound at all? Several of us has had the motor come lose from the mount and have had to adjust the position of the motor and retighten the bolts.

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Old 05-09-2016, 01:04 PM   #3
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Hank, does it make any sound at all? Several of us has had the motor come lose from the mount and have had to adjust the position of the motor and retighten the bolts.

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I had the motor gear slide down from the rack a couple times and have gotten quite acquainted with that problem. I resorted in supporting the motor with a block and this has really cured that problem.

As for the current problem, when I depress the out button, I sometimes hear a click, but there is no motor current draw, which I can see from my panel mounted voltmeter. When the motor draws current, the voltage will drop about a half a volt. Since my OP, it decided to go out. Upon making it come back in (which is never a problem), I stopped midway to have it go out. No such luck. It is being very temperamental. Thank's Skip
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Sounds like a bad rocker switch.
Pull the switch loose and test.
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Sounds like a bad rocker switch.
Pull the switch loose and test.
I think that you have something. I took the panel off the wall and wiggle the wires on the rocker switch and the switch worked for Bed - Out. It might be the crimps on the wire terminals or the switch itself. I'm not having time to deal with it now, but when I get a chance, I will test the switch with a voltmeter.

Thank's for steering me.
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As an FYI the switch does not directly run the bed motor. There are two relays screwed to the wall of the slideout that the switch activates and these run the motor. Guess where the relays are? Under the motor cover. That is why I leav the cover off and at home. If stuck in there is no way to work on it.
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As an FYI the switch does not directly run the bed motor. There are two relays screwed to the wall of the slideout that the switch activates and these run the motor. Guess where the relays are? Under the motor cover. That is why I leav the cover off and at home. If stuck in there is no way to work on it.
Silver - I know what you are talking about. Have you had to ever replace the relays?
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Silver - I know what you are talking about. Have you had to ever replace the relays?
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No. But it is just another place to look for problems.
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