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Old 08-05-2015, 10:33 PM   #1
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A little information to stick in the back of your head

Just spent a week enjoying our 5th. Time to go and was closing up the trailer to hit the road. The DW closed the 2 big slide outs, once done she went back to finish in the bedroom. Once finished she went to close the wardrobe slide and it would not move. She called me in to have a look. Everything else worked except now none of the slides did. I do the normal things, check the fuse block, check the power cord etc. I could not find the problem. To make a long story shorter, I borrowed a drill and closed the slide manually. Once I got home I started the search, I knew there had to be a fuse or breaker somewhere else. After a couple of hour searching, trying to follow wires and testing points, I found the problem. Behind the battery box are 2 small black connector units. There is a cable, from the battery, that goes to the first unit and then jumps to the second unit. There are other wires that come off a second stud on each of these units. As it turns out the second unit is used to feed the slide motors. I found I had power on the one stud (feed) but not the second stud (load). I removed this unit from the compartment, thinking it was a fuse block and that I needed to replace it. Once I got it out I discovered it was a type of surge protector and it had a reset button on it but it was facing the bottom so you could not see it. I reset the button and tested with my meter. Low and behold it now I had continuity. I reinstalled, with the reset facing up, tested and everything works great. So if you every have any issues with your slides, look for this surge protector. It could save you a lot of aggravation.
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