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Old 01-22-2018, 01:33 PM   #1
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Slide out wont go in

I am having issues with my front, master bedroom, electric slide. It is a 13 Wildcat and above the front roll, under neath the slide, the floor seems to be cracking and almost seems to be binding. Not allowing the slide to retract all the way. It appears that the floor might need to be replaced. Any suggestions short of that major project?
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Old 01-23-2018, 12:58 PM   #2
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Do you know if you have an LCI thru the frame slide or a Schwintec slide mechanism?

Since it's out, go to the outside and move the bottom seal away from the slideout and see if you can see anything binding.
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Old 01-24-2018, 04:34 PM   #3
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I do have the Schwintec system. After inspecting, it looks like directly below where the motors would mount, something is pushing through the plastic. Is it possible that whatever holds the motor up has come loose and is causing it to bind?
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Old 01-24-2018, 05:40 PM   #4
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I do have the Schwintec system. After inspecting, it looks like directly below where the motors would mount, something is pushing through the plastic. Is it possible that whatever holds the motor up has come loose and is causing it to bind?

If you do have the Schwintek slide mechanism, your motors are NOT located below the slide. They are 2 very thin electric motors located in the upper wall on each side of the slide box. Then there are 2 long shafts running down the wall with gears that engage the aluminum gear tracks attached to each side of the slide box walls.

The "bulge" that I see in the underskin is concerning though. Under that skin should only be part of the frame and reinforcing for the floor above and the fifth wheel pin box. Whatever appears to have "broken loose" under there needs to be addressed. It could be causing the floor/wall under the slide to bind under the slide box as you suspect but, it is not due to any part of the slides movement mechanism. Only removing the underskin for a more detailed inspection and pics will yield more help from fellow readers.
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Old 01-24-2018, 05:53 PM   #5
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Beek88rik:

I've attached some Schwintek docs that may help you. You will need to find the controller, which looks something like this:
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Mine was located behind a door that was screwed shut with 2 hinges on one side a one hinge on the other (on the left below). Yours could be most anywhere.
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For those of us who can't turn our pc's on it's side, I corrected the pics for you.

Look serious to me. sorry for your problems....
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