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Old 12-27-2016, 08:12 PM   #1
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?... Berk BHXL 380 - Kitchen Slide Wont come in

Just opened slides to get ready to camp and now trying to close up and Kitchen Slide does not want to go in.. What could be the issue? Reserviour is full and all other stands and jacks went up and down with no issues.. Its trying to go in but does not move..
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Old 12-27-2016, 09:46 PM   #2
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So I pulled jacks up and got slide to come in very slowly. Now it goes out and in very slowly. Still need to figure out what's going on
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Old 12-27-2016, 11:12 PM   #3
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How's your battery?
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Old 12-27-2016, 11:31 PM   #4
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How's your battery?

Battery strong... other slide and jacks go down and out with no issues? Plus if hooked up to power should not be an issue correct?
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Old 12-28-2016, 09:10 AM   #5
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Just suggesting the easy / obvious things. Did you check the fluid with your slides in and jacks up?
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Old 12-28-2016, 09:16 AM   #6
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Yeah plus I topped off
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Old 12-28-2016, 11:40 AM   #7
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Is it in fact a hydraulic slide? Mines electric. It does poorly when not sitting on the INFLATED bags with legs retracted.
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Old 12-28-2016, 01:47 PM   #8
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Make sure there are no kinks or leaks in hydraulic lines. If your hydraulic slides are the type that operate independently of one another then check the control solenoid valve for the slide is opening all the way. A light tap on the valve may fix it. Make sure the electrical connections are good especially the ground wire. The valves are usually located next to the pump. Also, make sure there are no obstructions or binding parts on the slide.
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Hydraulic Valves

I had to have all three hydraulic valves replaced under warranty on our unit after about two months. Probably one of those lowest bidder parts. No warranty problem, labor and parts covered.
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I had to have all three hydraulic valves replaced under warranty on our unit after about two months. Probably one of those lowest bidder parts. No warranty problem, labor and parts covered.

Those valves may be operated by hand using a hex wrench. Check all with closing left hand direction. If left part if open pressure will not reach that cylinder


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Ok so I got to Pismo Beach and everything opened up fine and closed. Could have it just the freezing temps at home that seized the value so it could not open.
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Ok so I got to Pismo Beach and everything opened up fine and closed. Could have it just the freezing temps at home that seized the value so it could not open.

Excellent, they are warm blooded creatures ya know!
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Ok so I got to Pismo Beach and everything opened up fine and closed. Could have it just the freezing temps at home that seized the value so it could not open.
RV hydraulics are not designed to deal with very low temperatures. My levelers get very obstinate when things approach freezing.
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