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Old 05-16-2013, 01:14 AM   #1
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Rear bedroom slider

My rear bedroom slider motor works fine but it doesn't open or close. Lexy 255(2006).
Is there a solenoid or shear pin on motor gear drive accessable under mattress?

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Old 05-16-2013, 02:41 AM   #2
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I am not familiar with your unit but this is from RV.net: hope it helps

RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Slide won't move on Lexington 255 GTS



RV Slide-Out Actuators, Right Angle Drive Gear Boxes | Venture Mfg Co.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:25 AM   #3
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See if you can lift the bed and check the motor attachment. I just saw a situation where the motor comes detached from the outside wall (lagged in). So the motor moves back and forth on the rail...but without the slide room. If that's the case, you might need to bolt through the wall and seal it really well.
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Motor on 255 Lexington is fixed in position. Motor works but is not engaging gear thread on slide. Just spins.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:52 AM   #5
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There is a shaft that runs front to back between the slide rams. On that shaft sits a cog/gear. It may be that the gear has shifted on that shaft and is no longer lined up with the teeth on the bottom.
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I don't think there are rams. Picture shows single track from outside of rear slide.. .motor is geared to track.
I read another thread which mentioned shears pin as safety if bed hits cabinet on closing.

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OK, well single ram. Cog is still on a shaft. So, cog slid off or shear pin is missing from the motor shaft.
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Well actually I discovered that the motor rotates but the output shaft that the drive gear is on does not rotate. Therefore something in the gearbox has failed. Please talk to manufacturer or your mechanics to find our if gear box is repairable. You know like shear pin.
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Everything is repairable. Question is, would buying a new one be cheaper than repairing the old. I'll see what I can find out.
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For those following this thread, the rear slide motor turns a gear box that has a output shaft to a Cox that moved the track in and out. In my case there was too much pressure resisting the gear box and pins ($5.00 parts) broke so that the motor free wheeled. Total labor $300.

I don't know how other lexys 255 are, but both of my slides close and seal at the top first, then with addition force the slide at the bottom seals. I think the bottom and top should seal at the same time. I don't know if this is an intentional engineering design.
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