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Old 07-23-2015, 02:19 PM   #91
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I understand your thought process, however let's see if you can find a wire schematic for the system before you put power to the rocker switch
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Old 07-23-2015, 02:42 PM   #92
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I understand your thought process, however let's see if you can find a wire schematic for the system before you put power to the rocker switch
I tried with Shwintek and was told they don't do the wiring that Forest River did. I tried FR and they don't have it, my next step will be with Lippert Components.
One thing I did find out that the fuse in the bedroom marked rear slide is only for the lights, the fuse for the controller is in the box in the stairwell by the battery case. I'll test this when I get home tonight.
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Old 07-23-2015, 03:04 PM   #93
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I found the operations and service manual which includes a wire diagram at rexandsonsrv.com
I would pull the feed wires off the controller and check for power and ground.
You can email me direct at buschh00@gmail.com I'll give you my phone number if you would like help troubleshooting
I'm a maintence tech with 35 years experience
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Old 07-23-2015, 05:06 PM   #94
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I found the operations and service manual which includes a wire diagram at rexandsonsrv.com
I would pull the feed wires off the controller and check for power and ground.
You can email me direct at buschh00@gmail.com I'll give you my phone number if you would like help troubleshooting
I'm a maintence tech with 35 years experience
Progress ! The fuse in the front stairwell box was blown, calls for a 30 amp min and it had a 15 amp from the factory. I'm now back to an error code of 2 flashing green (motor 2) and 8 flashing red ("Hall signal not present: Encoder is not providing a signal. Usually a wiring problem.") A least now I have a starting point. Any suggestions?
Thanks for all the help and if (when) I get stuck I'll give you a call.
Bob B.
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Old 07-24-2015, 06:43 AM   #95
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I found the operations and service manual which includes a wire diagram at rexandsonsrv.com
I would pull the feed wires off the controller and check for power and ground.
You can email me direct at buschh00@gmail.com I'll give you my phone number if you would like help troubleshooting
I'm a maintence tech with 35 years experience
My early morning thoughts today are I'm going to switch motor harness plugs and see if the error code goes to motor 1. This should tell me if it the wiring or the motor.
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Old 07-24-2015, 11:51 AM   #96
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My early morning thoughts today are I'm going to switch motor harness plugs and see if the error code goes to motor 1. This should tell me if it the wiring or the motor.
First my thanks to this forum if not for solving my problem but for getting my thinking out of the box.
After the constant error signal 2 green and 8 red flashes from the beginning telling me motor 2 with a problem I decided to swap wires at the controller I now had harness one on motor 2 and two on motor one. I again tried to operate the slide and it bound up, this time the error code indicated motor one with 8 red flashes, success. This now tells me the problem is in the wiring. I unplugged the wires from motor two and began to remove the wire, when I got to the bottom where there is a wall mount wire clip I noticed a small cut in the black outside shroud covering and bent at almost a 45degree angle. Just by removing the clip and straightening out the wire the slide worked normal . I now will cut back the black covering and inspect each wire. I believe the routing of that motor wire should be looked at to find a way to obtain a less stressed path.

After cutting back the covering and a close inspection (with an eye loop) of the wire I found no wire expose, I put a slight twist in the wires and taped them back up and put a loop in the wire at the bottom of tract. I operated the side in and out several times with no problems.
I've attached a photo of the wire that was anchored to the floor with a 45 degree bend around the plastic tract that runs across the slide.

Thanks again for all your help, maybe you can add this to your internal trouble shooting for wiring problem.
Tonight I can pour a scotch and think about the scotch and not slide problems .
Bob Breen
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Old 07-26-2015, 08:14 AM   #97
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so dealer replaced; motor, wiring harness, controller. slide still only moves a few inches before aft motor quits. no fault codes. two weeks of back and forth emails between dealer and lippert and forest river, no one has any ideas. going on two months with no rv and getting upset.

anyone else go thru something similar?
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Old 07-26-2015, 09:03 AM   #98
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You would think it can only be the extend retract switch or the power supply.
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Old 07-26-2015, 09:11 AM   #99
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Mine had an error message 6 that would indicate a shorted motor. But the slide worked fine. To get rid of the error message we replaced the controller and then the motor. Also ran a new cable and yet the error message remains. The slide works ok but the controller flashes 6 times each time the slide is extended. Go figure.
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Old 07-26-2015, 09:24 AM   #100
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You would think it can only be the extend retract switch or the power supply.
I like to bypass as much as I can with a jumper wire and eliminate as many things as can, but the dealer should have checked the system with a volt meter to see if there is a power loss during the out cycle. No error codes is confusing.I'm guessing that he disengaged the motors and pushed the slide in and out to assure no mechaniacl problems. Really sad that the dealers and Forester River are stumped, it dosn't say a lot for Shwinteck slides.
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