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Old 07-06-2019, 10:04 PM   #1
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FWS Wonít Open

Periodically my FWS wonít open. I cannot find any rhyme or reason. The locks will close but it wonít move. In the past Iíve shut everything down, put the coach in storage mode, waited 2 minutes, and then it worked. Recently that hasnít worked initially and I would do it 3-4x and then it would work. Kind of exasperating not knowing when youíre ready setup if the slide will open. The controller was replaced by Newmar dealer in November 2017. There has never been an issue with closing the slide just opening. Any ideas?

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Probably a loose connection in one of the interlock inputs. For example 10 volts on an input requiring 12 or 3 volts on one that should be zero. I'd get the diagnostic troubleshooting instructions from the controller maker and go through the process next time it acts up.

Good luck, intermittent faults are always the worst to troubleshoot.
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Old 07-07-2019, 02:20 AM   #3
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I didn't realize it, but Newmar wants the engine running on the 2019's when opening the full wall slide. Give that a try.
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Old 07-07-2019, 09:39 AM   #4
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I didn't realize it, but Newmar wants the engine running on the 2019's when opening the full wall slide. Give that a try.
Did you find that in the 2019 guide book?
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Olroach;
I had a 2008 DS for 10 years with those
locks. There is a magnetic proximity
switch behind each lock arm. They both
have to be engaged before the slideout
motor gets power. If the arms retract and
the slideout doesn't move try tapping the
arms with a hammer to engage the proximity switch. If that doesn't work tap harder,you can't hurt anything. If that does work, the switch isn't normally making contact with the arms retracted as it should. Lubing the arms might help.
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Probably a loose connection in one of the interlock inputs. For example 10 volts on an input requiring 12 or 3 volts on one that should be zero. I'd get the diagnostic troubleshooting instructions from the controller maker and go through the process next time it acts up.

Good luck, intermittent faults are always the worst to troubleshoot.
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I’ll try that. I only have access to the lock behind the driver seat when slide is in. Thanks!
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I didn't realize it, but Newmar wants the engine running on the 2019's when opening the full wall slide. Give that a try.
Mine is 2009. Thanks
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Did you find that in the 2019 guide book?


I passed that information on to Don after talking with HWH technical service department. This is why they changed the 19ís and up to operate with the engine running.
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