Originally Posted by bamaguy911
We have a 2003 Damon Intruder with a Slide System by Power Gear. The Main slide will extend out perfectly, but when retracting it will stop about half way. I release the switch and then actuate again, and it will come the rest of the way.
There are no unusual noises when operating. I checked for debris on the racks and rollers, and could find nothing.
I assume that there is likely a current load sensing circuit in the control box (which I have yet to find) that may be the culprit. Any ideas??
Yes, indeed, the slide control board has a very simple device to sense an increase in current demand when the slide reaches the mechanical stops!
It is an AUTO-RESET CIRCUIT BREAKER on the small relay board.
Finding the board was the hard part.
On our 2003 Damon Indruder, the board is located in the "ceiling" in the first compartment aft of the drivers door. First photo shows it removed from the ceiling-hanging outside. 2nd photo I'm pointing to the Auto-Resetting 20amp circuit breaker which will trip and quickly reset when the current load exceeds 20amps. (the current will rise when the slide hits the 'In" and "Out" mechanical stops)
The original breaker was probably tired from many years of use. I'm sure the other two slides have a similar board. I'm now prepared to replace their breakers, when necessary. The only other parts on the board (beside the slo blo fuse) are the forward and reverse relays (which are soldered in)...new control boards are available on EBay for $75 to $98.
The Slo-Blow fuse beneath the breaker needs to have a rating of 5 amps more than the circuit breaker. I did not replace the fuse, as I replaced the breaker with the same amp rating as the original.
The replacement circuit breaker was obtained from AutoZone for less than $5!