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Old 07-31-2012, 07:54 PM   #1
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Power Gear Slide Problem

Have a 2006 National Surf Side with Power Gear Electric Jacks and slides. Living room slide would not retract. Bedroom slide and jacks work fine. Always move slides and jacks with engine running as per manual.
Checked everything I could think of - finally gave up and called a mobile tech. He immediately disconnected power from the slide motor and attached jumper wires. Slide retracted normally. We needed to leave for home so we did not ask the tech to search for the problem.
Any thoughts before I take it to the shop?
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:08 PM   #2
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Well being he got the room in with the motor that rules it out that the motor is bad, so it's pointing toward the controller or the switch, you can take the bedroom switch out and try it in the place of the big slide if it works then you found the issue if not then look at control board
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Thats good advice if you need more,Power Gear techs are very accessible via email. They will help you figure this out. Their email address is. Info@powergearus.com
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Thanks folks. I am going to e-mail power gear right now.
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Please update us when you can.
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:28 PM   #6
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Got an immediate response from power gear. I suspect my technologically challenged mind is not going to be able to figure this out. I have located the slide controller, but it is not providing me much information on incoming, outgoing power, etc.. Here is the PG response:
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Find the power source for the wall switch and the control box. Find the control box for the slide out. Follow the wires to find the control box. Check all inputs to the control box as label on the control. Should be 12 volts dc on the power or battery pin and ground on the ground pin. Switch wires should receive a 12 volt signal from the wall switch when rocked up or down. Check for signal out of the control box ( 12 volt signal) on the motor leads to the motor. Thank you.
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Glad you got an immediate response from PG. I knew you would. I guess you'll have to find someone who has a multi meter and can do the diagnostic steps they advised. At least they will have something to go on. Good luck.
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:14 AM   #8
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Well, I probably would never have found the problem. Repair folks located a broken wire leading to the the switch. Switch was fine, motor was fine, no power from switch to motor. All is now well.
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Thanks for the update and glad it was only a wire.
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How'd the wire break? Campground Gremlins?
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Have no clue. The break was not in an area that moves with the slide, so my repair person would not speculate as to why. So, guess campground gremlins is as good an answer as any.
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