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Old 11-18-2008, 11:38 AM   #1
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My gen slide on my '04 is weak going out and sometimes requires bumping switch to bring it in as it is too weak. All connections seem tight and clean. I read other post about weak motor (I think mine probably is.) I also read about lubricating the rollers. It seems the rollers are permanantly lubricated. Any ideas or suggestions will be appreciated.
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My gen slide on my '04 is weak going out and sometimes requires bumping switch to bring it in as it is too weak. All connections seem tight and clean. I read other post about weak motor (I think mine probably is.) I also read about lubricating the rollers. It seems the rollers are permanantly lubricated. Any ideas or suggestions will be appreciated.
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:57 PM   #3
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If the rollers are actually rolling, you can eliminate that as a concern. Bad rollers are usually stuck solid.
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Old 11-19-2008, 05:56 AM   #4
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I would check the voltage to the motor. If it is low then work your way backwards to find where it drops off.

I had a similar problem with my awning having a very hard time retracting and found low voltage to the motor. The factory wiring was run from the control, under the floor behind the pass seat, back to the fridge area. Up thru that area to the area behind the cabinets over the pass side windows, forward to the wall behind the pass seat window. Down that wall and out to the awning in the small pass seat wall cabinet. Some of this wiring was too small a gage for the length.

I rewired, from the control, to the pass wheel well. Up thru the floor into the small pass seat wall cabinet, reducing the wire length by about 30 to 35 feet. This cured the problem.
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:54 PM   #5
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I thought the Gen-Slide was hydraulic. If the hydraulic motor is bad shouldnít it be bad for room slides and jacks? I am also having problems with my Gen-Slide. I am in the process of testing the circuitry through the drawer switches to the hydraulic motor and the Gen-Slide solenoid. I have suspicions the Gen-Slide solenoid is defective being all the other solenoids and the hydraulic pump work for the room slides and the jacks. I really donít want to get that involved in replacing the solenoid. Has anyone worked on the solenoids at the hydraulic pump? Itís particularly disheartening having problems with the Gen-Slide being the fuel refill is behind the Gen-Slide. (í02 38FDDS)
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:32 PM   #6
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Our 03 40fdts had the electical motor type generator slide. After about 1 year the slide worked slower and slower. I called the mfg of the slide motor and they said they had some problems and would mail out an new motor and jackscrew assembly, no charge. All i had to do was mail back the bad unit in the supplied box. I did as requested and the new motor worked great til and after I sold the coach. The name of the manufacturer escapes me but they were the same mfg as the steps and the basement slides.
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