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Old 03-21-2016, 09:52 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Brother Les View Post
I have asked about going to the heavy duty motor, but was told that everything in the wall had to be replaced, not jut the motor. Shafts, gears, brackets, everything.....

Was this true for you?
It was for me. They replaced everything together.

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Old 03-21-2016, 11:02 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
Here is a link to the documentation. I would check against the parts number list to see. But I think that may be correct.

Once you go back beyond a certain date the H bar assemblies will not accept the 500/1 motors and you have to change the entire assembly.

I put up a picture in another thread of an installation from the factory that was so out of alignment it was a miracle it even operated. It was so bad I rejected buying the unit. When you retracted the slide you could watch the whole box twist itself into the wall. As Wahoonc said the initial install and alignment is critical. I talked with an enginner at LCI and since then have looked at lots of units by all manufacturers on dealers lots. There appears to be no shortage of improperly installed slides from what I have seen. It really is a precision piece of equipment which does not lend itself to being slapped together by someone getting paid by the piece.

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Old 03-22-2016, 01:26 PM   #13
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I will check the alingnment today as for the holding the button down I was shown that at pick up and have always done this I also spray the called for lube before each trip.
I will also check on what size motor is being used on this unit. But My troubles have been with 6 different motors on 4 different slides.
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Old 03-23-2016, 10:29 AM   #14
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My MicroLite 25KS is setting in my driveway with the slide out, one side will retract but the other side will not, tried the override but only one side moves, tried running each side separately and I hear the motor running but not moving, either stripped gear between motor and gearbox or between gearbox and slide rack. I had problem with same motor last year, the magnet on the feedback to controller broke into, I used gorillia glue and reattached it. I just received new motor from EBay and will put in next weekend. I feel your pain, next unit will have different slide mechanism.
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Old 03-24-2016, 09:18 AM   #15
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Unfortunately, they all have issues, the best way to use them is expends dad's way hold that button, but as said they are just garbage on a heavy slide
My brother in law lost 3 motors in two years, has now bought a trailer without slides a little extreme but can't blame him either, there is a place for everything and a heavy slide is not one of them.

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