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Old 10-04-2016, 11:41 AM   #1
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Schwintek not closing fully at bottom

Hi all. Long time lurker, first time poster here.

We have a 2015 Coachmen Apex 215 RBK with a Schwintek slideout dinette.

We were closing it up for the season yesterday, and the slide wouldn't retract fully at the bottom. The top is tight, but there is about a 1/2" gap at the bottom. The metal seal/flange is not tight to the trailer body there.

I did try running it back out and in, but didn't try to resync the motors. However, since it is a top to bottom issue, rather than side to side, I'm not sure that would help.

Any suggestions?

Also, does anyone know where the Schwintek controller is in my unit?


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Old 10-04-2016, 12:32 PM   #2
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Not certain on your exact model, but try in the area near the power converter and/or water pump. That is where they "hid" it on our 235 ....


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Old 10-04-2016, 08:07 PM   #3
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On our TT they hid the controller under the raised floor in the slide out under the sofa, almost in the middle. I can only see it if I lay on the floor with the slide closed and look under the floor the sofa is mounted on. Not even accessible to get to the override if needed.
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Old 10-29-2016, 07:23 PM   #4
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If the top is out of sync with the bottom you may have a bit more work to do. There is a vertical drive shaft from the motor at the top through both gears on that side. They can not be separately timed. You may also need to look for damage at the strip gears. If the system is mounted out of tolerance it can strip the aluminum gear and cause a hop out of place.
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