Originally Posted by MOODMAN
Quick related question.
With some slides, if I hold in the button as it comes to the end of inward travel, some of my slides have a sound like gears clanging. It sounds like a smaller gear is jumping up and down on the rail gears.
But it was advised here to hold in the button after it retracts for a few seconds. Wouldn't that damage the gears? I don't know where this sound is coming from, but I have heard it on a number of RVs, not just mine.
Now, some of the slides (I have 4) on mine work silently, and when they come to the end of their travel, they just stop moving and that's it - no noise. But some do make that sound.
I have a Rockwood 2702WS with 2 slides. One is silent (small one) and the main slide when you bring it in does exactly as you describe since it was brand new. Slide works, just clanks when it gets to the closed position. I have no idea why.