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Old 01-19-2019, 11:10 AM   #1
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Ratchet noise when closing

I am new to slide outs. The dealer said that a Ratchet noise when the slides reach full open or close is normal. My 2016 Roo 23ikss has 2 slides Dinette/sofa slide ratchets but the stove/kitchen slide does not. Both seem to close and open fully and operate smoothly. Is there something I need to take care of? I have a Schwintek slides.
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Old 01-19-2019, 11:26 AM   #2
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Our Schwintek slide does not make a ratchet sound but the other two non-Schwintek slides do ratchet when open/close fully
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Old 01-19-2019, 11:34 AM   #3
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Our Schwintek slide does not make a ratchet sound but the other two non-Schwintek slides do ratchet when open/close fully
They mix slide manufacturers on 1 RV?
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Yes common practice - our neighbor has a Jayco and ours is a Prime Time

Both units have both kinds of slides
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Be aware there may be times they just stop, in or out, without any ratchet. That is also normal. So when the slide stops going in or out you can take your finger off the switch. After a few times you will know when you are open and closed.
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Be aware there may be times they just stop, in or out, without any ratchet. That is also normal. So when the slide stops going in or out you can take your finger off the switch. After a few times you will know when you are open and closed.
X2 Itís only if you push the slide slightly beyond its open or close limits that you heard the ratchet. I tend to bring it in or out to the point you can visibly see itís travel is complete and then just give it a touch to snug it up.
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They mix slide manufacturers on 1 RV?
Yes they do.
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They use different models because of the differences in the sizes of slides.
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If the slide you have that doesn't make the ratchet sound is a Schwintek, make sure you hold the button down at least 5 seconds after extending and retracting to prevent the motors from getting out of sync.

Here is what the slide tracks look like on a Schwintek
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If the slide you have that doesn't make the ratchet sound is a Schwintek, make sure you hold the button down at least 5 seconds after extending and retracting to prevent the motors from getting out of sync.

Here is what the slide tracks look like on a Schwintek
Good to know as my E pro has a schwintek slide and I only put it out til it stops then take my finger off the switch. I was afraid to break something. It was never explained to me to hold it for 5 seconds after full extension or retraction.
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