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Old 06-28-2014, 11:03 AM   #1
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Slide Out Motor Overheating

I retracted my slide and made a short drive for water and dump black and grey water then returned to our campsite, when I went to extend my kitchen table/couch slide I could smell an odd odor. When I touched the the switch it was hot to the touch. I went to check the slide motor and burned the tip of my finger when I touched it. I then also noticed the wiring was hot and it could be felt from the ceiling.
I currently have the unit at home, main power turned off at the panel.
Was afraid of fire so left it on the hitch for a few hours.
Any suggestions would be very appreciated.
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Old 06-28-2014, 11:22 AM   #2
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Most likely your switch is defective and is always on "closed". Probably need to replace.
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Old 06-28-2014, 11:33 AM   #3
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Thanks for taking the time to help.
By 'switch' are you referring to a switch on the motor or the wall switch.
I can do the wall switch not so sure I'd attempt the motor.
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Old 06-28-2014, 11:35 AM   #4
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The wall switch.....
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The slide will go in and out...but I'll replace switch anyway. Can't hurt. Unless I leave the power on while I do it.
If it's not the switch does anyone have a different thought?
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Old 06-28-2014, 02:17 PM   #6
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So confused now...

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The wall switch.....
I went out to check the switch connection...seemed okay with a volt meter.
I put the slide in and out a few times...no heating issue.
I'm wondering if maybe a cable had caused an issue and overworked the motor.
What do you think? If you have time...

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Old 06-28-2014, 02:40 PM   #7
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For me the way you described issue above points to a defective switch as you mentioned that it was hot, meaning current was flowing though it, same for motor, motor probably still energized, current flowing and heating up. What type of system do you have: Schwintek in wall motors or Lieppert with motor underneath trailer? Schwintek has control module as Lieppert does not?
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Schwintek from your description...I'll try to look and see for sure...but it is centered above the slide in the wall and hard to access.
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Old 06-28-2014, 02:49 PM   #9
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Schwintek has two motors, one on each side of the slide.....look at video



If only one motor on top of slider, it is a different system that I am not familiar with.

Would this be the type you have?

http://www.primetimerv.com/download/...vicemanual.pdf
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It's the pdf you sent.
My welcome on the forum said there were a lot of good people on here...you are certainly one of them.
Due to my wife working nights I won't get to look hard at the motor or cables till Monday.
But thanks to this manual I think I can at least eliminate causes.
Thank you so much for your time...I'll let you know what happens.

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