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riltri

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When closed our bedroom slide-out closes flush on both sides. When opened, one side extends 1.5" further that the other side. 5th wheel is level. What can cause this?

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Looks like a Schwintek slide. If so, they have two motors, and they can be sometimes sychronized by holding in the operating switch after the slide appears to be opened or closed, for about five seconds. You will hear some motor/movement noise, but that's okay. Lippert customer service is reported to be excellent, so getting them on the phone might be helpful, too.


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phillyg wrote:

Looks like a Schwintek slide. If so, they have two motors, and they can be sometimes sychronized by holding in the operating switch after the slide appears to be opened or closed, for about five seconds. You will hear some motor/movement noise, but that's okay. Lippert customer service is reported to be excellent, so getting them on the phone might be helpful, too.


I actually tell customers to hold the button for at least 15 seconds. This makes SURE they have held it long enough. What the OP needs to do is, EXTEND the slide and when it seems like fully extended, HOLD the Pushbutton switch for that 15 seconds. IF resynching the motors will fix his problem, he will actually see the one side go out that extra 1.5 inches. The basic rule is, IF one side is off that 1.5, then when retracted, the other side will NOT be fully retracted by that 1.5 inch. If this does NOT fix his problem he needs to verify, that the slide IS sealed correctly even tho one side is off that 1.5 inches. IF it is sealed both IN and OUT, then he has no problem. Doug

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dougrainer wrote:

phillyg wrote:

Looks like a Schwintek slide. If so, they have two motors, and they can be sometimes sychronized by holding in the operating switch after the slide appears to be opened or closed, for about five seconds. You will hear some motor/movement noise, but that's okay. Lippert customer service is reported to be excellent, so getting them on the phone might be helpful, too.


I actually tell customers to hold the button for at least 15 seconds. This makes SURE they have held it long enough. What the OP needs to do is, EXTEND the slide and when it seems like fully extended, HOLD the Pushbutton switch for that 15 seconds. IF resynching the motors will fix his problem, he will actually see the one side go out that extra 1.5 inches. The basic rule is, IF one side is off that 1.5, then when retracted, the other side will NOT be fully retracted by that 1.5 inch. If this does NOT fix his problem he needs to verify, that the slide IS sealed correctly even tho one side is off that 1.5 inches. IF it is sealed both IN and OUT, then he has no problem. Doug


Thanks for the advise. I closed the slide slightly then extended it holding the button down 15 seconds after the motors appeared to stop. This did not fully extend one side. When closed there is a tight seal on both sides but when extended the 1.5" gap remains. I good with mechanics but this one has me puzzled.

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riltri wrote:

dougrainer wrote:

phillyg wrote:

Looks like a Schwintek slide. If so, they have two motors, and they can be sometimes sychronized by holding in the operating switch after the slide appears to be opened or closed, for about five seconds. You will hear some motor/movement noise, but that's okay. Lippert customer service is reported to be excellent, so getting them on the phone might be helpful, too.


I actually tell customers to hold the button for at least 15 seconds. This makes SURE they have held it long enough. What the OP needs to do is, EXTEND the slide and when it seems like fully extended, HOLD the Pushbutton switch for that 15 seconds. IF resynching the motors will fix his problem, he will actually see the one side go out that extra 1.5 inches. The basic rule is, IF one side is off that 1.5, then when retracted, the other side will NOT be fully retracted by that 1.5 inch. If this does NOT fix his problem he needs to verify, that the slide IS sealed correctly even tho one side is off that 1.5 inches. IF it is sealed both IN and OUT, then he has no problem. Doug


Thanks for the advise. I closed the slide slightly then extended it holding the button down 15 seconds after the motors appeared to stop. This did not fully extend one side. When closed there is a tight seal on both sides but when extended the 1.5" gap remains. I good with mechanics but this one has me puzzled.


This usually means it has "slipped" a gear tooth and to fix you have to remove the offending slide track assbly and rebuild. Doug

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