Originally Posted by Bryan dubeansky
Good morning all, we have a 2019 3251 that has 2 slides. We are 2 days into a 14 day trip with several stops. The rear slide is getting jammed up and stops after a second of operation. Slidesrails and seals were just lubricated last week. I found the control box and the LEDs are telling me there is a wire short between the #2 motor and control box. I do the override sequence and it pulls the slide in without issue. First question -How can there be a short if the override works perfect? Second question- will it hurt to keep using the override sequence to operate the slide for a few weeks? Thank you for any help or guidance yall can give
I had a similar issue with the slide on our 3051S. Error 8: "Hall signal not present". The override worked fine.
I followed the Lippert checklist, swapped the harness cable connections to the controller from motor #1 to #2 to see if the cable or the motor was giving the error. It was consistently the motor. I tried replacing the harness cable (which made no difference, so I could've saved myself the time and money).
Eventually I took out the motor giving the error. The small IC board atop the motor (type 236575) is fragile as heck, and easily damaged on removal and reinstallation (until you figure out how to ease it out easily, which can be done with patience). One of the top connections (brown) to the IC board had broken, causing error message 8. Yours is probably indicating error message 6:"Motor short circuit". If you gently remove the motor and check the IC connections you may find the culprit. The next trick is to re-solder the connection, for which you need a steady hand and soldering talent. I eventually gave up and bought a new 236575 motor on eBay for around $120. It's worked fine since then, and I carry a spare 236575 as part of my essential spares kit.
Hope that helps, even if only to exclude one possible source for the problem.
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