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Old 07-11-2015, 08:38 AM   #1
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Slide limit switch

I have a 2006 Revolution LE The left front (drivers side) slide seams to have developed a strong push against the sidewall when opening. Appears to be the backside more so than the front side. I have to be careful to let off the switch as not to damage the trim on the slide as it meets the wall. Is there a slide limit switch I'm missing.
I dont remember this being a problem before, seems worse now
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Old 07-11-2015, 08:49 AM   #2
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I know that some systems employ limit switches/sensors for various reasons. Mine does to operate the automatic slide locks. However, this sounds like it could be a controller adjustment. In my unit the controller senses amp current and "amps out" to shut down the slide motor after it feels the high current as the slides are fully deployed or retracted.

Obviously, your system could be different but I thought I would toss that out as a thought to start with.
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I believe your brand of slide mechanism has a limit switch (my 2004 does), but there is only one motor even though it drives two gears, so the limit switch wouldn't cause a cocked slide. More likely the drive gear has broken on one end of the shaft and only one side of the slide is being pushed or pulled. The other side just gets dragged along, so it lags a bit. Probably just the drive pin that connects the gear to the long motor extension shaft.
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What is the make of the slide... If you do nto know the make then post a photo of the slide rails or whatever

If rails they may be on the side (Swintech) or bottom (Power Gear)

unless of course it's hydraulic
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It appears to hit on the top first then the bottom finishes sliding out and plumbs up top to bottom. The top back side is the side that appears to have trouble sliding up the wall as the bottom is pushing the rest of the way out. Both sides appear equal distance at all travel distances. I do not think it is an alignment issue with the gear drives. I know you better let off the switch when it is all the way out as it acts like it doesn't want to stop, and the last bit out seams to drag on the back upper slide wall.
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It appears to hit on the top first then the bottom finishes sliding out and plumbs up top to bottom.
That's normal, at least for a Power Gear flush floor slide (which I believe is what you have). The slide is supposed to push firmly against the side wall to make a tight seal.

I'm not sure you have anything to worry about, but would have to see the operation to be sure. There is a power cutoff (limit) switch on a Power Gear, plus the motor has a high current internal shutoff. I doubt if you could harm anything.
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I have a 2006 Revolution LE The left front (drivers side) slide seams to have developed a strong push against the sidewall when opening. Appears to be the backside more so than the front side. I have to be careful to let off the switch as not to damage the trim on the slide as it meets the wall. Is there a slide limit switch I'm missing.

I dont remember this being a problem before, seems worse now

Thanks

Will

My 07 counts the motor revolutions that's how it knows how far to go out and in on the main slide.
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