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Old 04-21-2017, 06:30 AM   #1
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Hyd. Slide out won't retract

38fl 5th. Wheel the hyd. Slide outs will not retract. Battery is up and is plugged in to 50 amp service all I hear is a click from the front control center.
The battery switch is turned on. The battery shows 12.4 volts.
The rv is a 2016 cedar creek 5th. wheel.
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:41 AM   #2
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38fl 5th. Wheel the hyd. Slide outs will not retract. Battery is up and is plugged in to 50 amp service all I hear is a click from the front control center.
The battery switch is turned on. The battery shows 12.4 volts.
The rv is a 2016 cedar creek 5th. wheel.
Wish I could help more. Mine did same thing. Started being hard to retract, then hard to extend AND retract, etc etc etc.......until last October they started literally falling out while driving down the road. Leaked too, and was low on fluid.

Took it to dealer, original diagnosis was faulty manifold. Lippert required 'more tests' and they piddled with it and finally it just magically started working, and it works still today. Their best guess is "dirt was in the lines".

I have had a lot of issues, mostly all fixed......and so about the only thing I can think to put on my Service Request form for FROG is "Inspect entire hydraulic system, validate integrity, and replace whatever is necessary to ensure proper function". Dunno if that'll fly or not.

For your case, try looking at the reservoir. Mine was badly low when I finally figured out to go look at it!! Use the outside switch, somehow that seems to make a difference. Don't see how, but it does. Turn your shutoff valves for all 3 slides on and off several times.

Other than that, not sure what might help.
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:59 AM   #3
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How much oil in the reservoir with the slides out and the jacks down.
Mine shows about 2".
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:03 AM   #4
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I wish I knew better to answer. I can only judge it when the slides are IN and the jacks are UP........because you do not want to overfill it. If it is low when all is stowed, then it's low.

I know, that puts you in a Catch 22.

I sheepishly admit I don't know how 100% how to retract them manually, but it can be done. I generally know, but have never done it........ can you do that???
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On the pump, there is a rocker switch. You could try that to see if your slides will retract. If not, there is a series of DC circuit breakers in the front compartment. If one of the breakers is tripped, a small red button will be sticking out on the side. I would go get you a picture, but we have an awful storm going on right now. The breakers have two wires connected to each one. Lastly, if you just have to get them in right away, you can operate the pump with an allen wrench. See page See page 17 of the following manual. http://www.lci1.com/assets/content/s...ice_Manual.pdf
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:56 AM   #6
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Mine did the same thing last time we were out and got ready to leave. Click click click click. I discovered that you do not have to have the power switch on on the inside panel in order to use the remote switch in the outer compartment. It was actually the first time I had ever used the External switch to extend and retract the slide outs. At first I thought that was the issue, perhaps that switch isn't working. But then when I went inside and use the inside switch it also did not work. I had to try to extend and retract several times before they started going in. I check the fluid level and it seemed OK. I know this is a stupid question, but should there be more fluid in the tank when it is in or out? I'm guessing the fluid level would be less in the tank when the slide outs or extended. But I'm not sure.
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That is correct. Best to add with all slides contracted. Can't overfill.
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The fluid reservoir is closest to full when all slides and jacks are in and up. Fluid is used, thus removed from reservoir, as they extend. That's why you don't necessarily want to add ATF fluid when slides are out and jacks are down..........the fluid is at an unknown lowest level. Wait till it's at it's highest known level, then add if needed.
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If you hear the clicking and then, it works, you could have a motor or solenoid problem.
The fluid in the reservoir is low when the levelers are extended and the slides are extended. As you pull in the slides and/or retract the levelers, the hydraulic cylinders push the fluid back to the reservoirs.
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Lippert customer service can tell you how much fluids should still be in the reservoir with the slides extended. I had the problem of slides not retracting about three years ago when I had a Silverback with hydaulic slides and I called them. They told me, and I measured, and it was low. Went to the local auto parts store and bought fluid, added a little and got them retracted then topped off. I can't find the phone number, but I do remember that I got the number from a mechanic that Coach Net (road side service) connected me to when I called them to see if they could help. I didn't take much fluid to get it within operating range on mine, but of course we don't know how low yours may be if that is the problem. I hope this helps. Good luck.
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