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Old 08-03-2015, 11:44 AM   #1
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Question Slide Issue

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The wardrobe slide isn't moving. Dug back there and it appears the there is a copper cord (I'm going to use the term drive shaft) between the slide motor and the gearbox that is severed on the motor side.

It seems to be an easy fix, just not sure what my options are:

1. Replace the drive shaft directly.
2. Replace the entire slide motor,
3. Or the slide motor and the gear box.

Anyone faced this and have some friendly advice?

Thanks,

-Todd
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Old 08-03-2015, 11:47 AM   #2
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Please post a picture see we can better understand the problem.
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Old 08-03-2015, 12:06 PM   #3
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Please post a picture see we can better understand the problem.
New to forum, so hopefully the picture attachment will work.

The motor is on the left and the copper cord is frayed and detached from the motor.
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Old 08-03-2015, 12:52 PM   #4
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New to forum, so hopefully the picture attachment will work.

The motor is on the left and the copper cord is frayed and detached from the motor.
That is a strange looking "cord/drive shaft". I would take out the whole assembly (motor and gearbox) and then attempt to replace just the frayed part.

A whole new motor and/or gearbox will set you back at very least $500, I'd suspect; not including labor. Since you've gotten as far as you have by yourself, I'd try to just replace just the cord/drive shaft.

Sorry I can't be of more help.

Boowho??
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:02 PM   #5
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Power seats in passenger cars and truck use the same design. A used auto parts yard might have an old power seat track you could grab the armature off. Cheap and if it doesn't work it wont set you back too much
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:24 PM   #6
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That looks like the same motor/shaft that broke on my 390BH. Mine broke while I was still under warranty. They replaced the whole motor and shaft.
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Old 08-03-2015, 03:56 PM   #7
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wyatt262; sorry that I can't help, but where did you get access to the motor (in case mine bombs out in the future)?
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I found the part number and ordered 2 of them. ($8 each). Will update when they arrive.

It is located above the slide. I had to remove the 6 inch trim piece at the top of the slide to access the motor.
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I found the part number and ordered 2 of them. ($8 each). Will update when they arrive.

It is located above the slide. I had to remove the 6 inch trim piece at the top of the slide to access the motor.
Is that for the motor or just the drive shaft? I'll be watching to see how you handle this.
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Old 08-05-2015, 08:51 AM   #10
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Is that the cable type slide?
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