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Old 06-29-2016, 06:14 PM   #1
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Slide motor needs replacement

My schwintek slide motor needs replacement and the slide is closed. One motor works but one is not moving. I know it's not the controller or cable. I can't push the dead side open to access the screw. Thought about drilling a hole in the exterior trim to get access to the screw. Any suggestions. It's a small slide.
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Old 06-29-2016, 06:36 PM   #2
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Have you tried the electronic override? There are no errors on the controller?
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Old 06-29-2016, 07:02 PM   #3
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I tried the override but motor 1 would not work.
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Old 06-29-2016, 07:04 PM   #4
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The error message is 8 on motor 1. Wire short. But I keep a spare cable I ran the new cable and still no go.
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Old 06-29-2016, 07:34 PM   #5
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Had same problem last year. me and my bro were able to move it out about a foot by pushing very hard ! we are big guys so maybe that helped . Had to remove the power to the motors first to let off brakes
Ive been told no way cant be done ..... worked for us just saying
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Old 07-01-2016, 05:57 AM   #6
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a possible option

after removing power to release the brake, would it be possible to use a bottle jack and a purpose cut 2x4 to push on each of the steel slide members horizontally to push it out enough to access the screw?
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Old 07-02-2016, 01:33 PM   #7
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May have to either try to remove the exterior slide fascia or hire the Packer offensive line to push.
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Old 07-04-2016, 01:39 PM   #8
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I disconnected power to the bad motor and pushed out easier than I thought. Didn't need the Packers after all. Changed the motor and back working again. One of the wires broke off the motor circuit board.
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Thanks for coming back and letting us know what you did to get it fixed. Especially the part about removing the power and being able to move the slide.
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