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Old 08-13-2007, 05:46 PM   #1
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I have an electric motor driven 14 ft slideout that after much noise and growling along with intermittent bumping..has now reached the point where it won't come in at all, without one person pushing it along...even though it slides out very smooth...also will go in manually with ease and no sign of restrictions...my guess is that the elect. motor brake is not releasing when coming in...
There are two wires controlling the motor and the brake is connected to the same two wires...unless only one wire is used at a time along with the chassis ground...I'll check again to see if one of the brake wires might have a bad connection...
In the meanwhile ..any suggestions will be greatly appreciated....
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I have an electric motor driven 14 ft slideout that after much noise and growling along with intermittent bumping..has now reached the point where it won't come in at all, without one person pushing it along...even though it slides out very smooth...also will go in manually with ease and no sign of restrictions...my guess is that the elect. motor brake is not releasing when coming in...
There are two wires controlling the motor and the brake is connected to the same two wires...unless only one wire is used at a time along with the chassis ground...I'll check again to see if one of the brake wires might have a bad connection...
In the meanwhile ..any suggestions will be greatly appreciated....
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Old 08-13-2007, 06:23 PM   #3
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I have the exact same problem with my '01 PowerGear powered slide. It's a real pain to get back in by myself when I'm workcamping.

I've spoken with the tech support at PowerGear and the best they could come up with is the motor is getting "tired".
All the RV techs I've had look at it say there's no problem and I need to either be connected to shore power or have the genset running when retracting it. I've certainly tried that any many other things!

I did pickup a new motor off of eBay this week and I sure hope it's the correct one and solves this problem once and for all.

BTW, mine is a floor-level slide which can add to the problem.

I will respond here when I get the new motor in and tested.
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Old 09-03-2007, 08:30 PM   #4
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I finally had a chance to install the new motor and try it after a 4 day stay at the lake. It worked fine.

It is a larger motor but I'm unsure of the rating of the old and new as they are not marked with such. And the new motor has a third wire which is grey in color, which I believe is for an electronic lock as I have to activate the manual lock on it or the slides creeps out while driving.
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Old 09-04-2007, 06:35 AM   #5
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I finally did get mine fixed by just buying a new exact replacement....expensive, but then it should last a long while as these things seem to go downhill with use...I'm thinking of helping it in each time...to save the strain and pain on it....anyway you might try and connect that wire ....after taking some readings...better yet there ought to be an online manual somewhere...if you know what you got.....
my electro brake is on by default...and uses the same voltage to release it when you operate the slide...doesn't sound like yours works that way from your description....
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I thought about connecting the grey wire to the positive of the circut along with the red. I suppose I don't as have much to loose since I found this motor new on eBay for about $110.

My old one only had the 2 wires, and I assume the electronic brake on by default.
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Abarki...
yes...well you can always take an ohmmeter...and with the wires disconnected..read each one to ground so you'll know in advance...but assuming you just go for it...the worst that can happen ...I guess...is that it will trip the little...auto reset ...on the circuit board..this board should be seperate and mounted somewhere in close proximity of your main DC coach board...this is also where I can upplug mine and also a good place to take some readings for what power is coming out of the board ...when you operate the switch...and also to read ohms back towards the motor...naturally you'll have to do seperate readings on the wire that's still disconnected...that's what I would do...and firstly to ground ...to make sure that it isn't grounded before I put the voltage to it...
hope this helps....
very good price on the motor...by the way...
I saw many for a good price but didn't see any that would connect and bolt right up in place of my old one....
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Thanks. I've actually already taken readings and verified it wasn't an "optional" ground. Hopefully I can get back to it next week, as it's in storage right now.
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Believe it or not, one thing you can do to keep your slide operating properly is to keep the Bottom of the slide cleaned and waxed! You would be surprised how this overlooked area can make a difference. Got this info from factory techs, so I tend to believe it. I had gone in with a torn slide gasket, they replaced it, and they explained how dragging a gritty slide over a dried out gasket can create drag. Cleaned and waxed mine, it made a difference.
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Old 09-04-2007, 04:26 PM   #10
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I think you're right Bill...I'm going to look under there again and see how slick that surface is..that actually contacts the carpet...if I get your meaning...and you can see this surface on my unit...
when I first got this rig...which was about the same time it was starting to growl... of all the luck..I got under there and sprayed white lithum grease over the tracks, gear teeth, rollers, etc....and I'm sure I was the first one to ever do this in it's nine years of life...like a lot of other things I found...I still wonder if helping the slide along with a little pushing might extend the life of the power gear...
this coach will be like everything else I've ever owned...it'll be better the day I get rid of it than it was when I got it...my old pace arrow is...and will be for sale as soon as I repair some moderate collision damage in the basement...
unlike my newer one..it's ready to go ...and I'm already missing it....especially for it's simplicity...I just returned from a 2700 mile trip where I learned to appreciate it's dependability...
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