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Old 11-24-2020, 12:35 PM   #1
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Changed Chassis Battery Slide Will Not Work

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I thought this would be so simple. I pulled my bedroom slide in so I would get to my chassis batteries to change.

I turned off shore power and then turned off my converter/inverter.

I disconnected negative then positive. I colored coded all the connections and made a diagram of what went where.

I removed the old chassis batteries and then installed the new. Made sure all the wires where connected correctly

Checked voltage and it is good

But now my slide will not go back out. The lock out arms come in but the slide motor will not run. I also no longer here the warning before the slide begins to move. I'm stuck. We live in this full time so really need to get the slide working.

Anyone have any suggestions as to what could have happened and why and then how to fix it?

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Old 11-24-2020, 01:52 PM   #2
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Some pictures of the batteries and the wire connections would help us to spot any problems.
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Ok , you were changing chassis batteries , and the slide is on coach battery power . So the change should not have caused this .

The fact that the slide locks power up means that a section of the slide drive controller has power , no warning or movement of the slide ; I'm thinking internal issue with the controller.

Locate the slide drive controller , hopefully it's a stand alone for the bedroom and can be swapped out for the controller from another slide.
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Old 11-24-2020, 02:22 PM   #4
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This happens to mind sometimes and I toggle the slide switch a few times and also give the slide a helpful push from the inside and all normally works. Sometimes I have to give more than a nudge.

If this doesn't help check your fuses for the slide motors, probably in the bath.....or maybe your slide controller needs a tiny + adjustment with a small philips.
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Old 11-24-2020, 03:32 PM   #6
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Update. I checked and rechecked all of my connections. I followed everyone's suggestions as detailed above. Checked the fuses and they were good. Checked and rechecked voltage. Good.

Finally I called my go to mobile tech Jay who came out within the hour. He checked my connections. Checked voltage. Checked any number of other fuses, etc.

Then he said "Lets go in and try it and see what happens". He walks up to the switch, pushes it, and out goes the slide. Did it about four or five times after that with no issues.

We just looked at each other and started laughing. I've said it before and I'll say it again we have a ghost named HARVEY who lives with us and likes to mess with us from time to time.

So how much did Jay charge? Zero. You did the work he said, I just pushed the switch!
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Wow! We need more Jay's.

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