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Old 04-20-2018, 07:47 PM   #1
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Slide Locking Arm Noise?

On my kitchen slide the rear locking arm slams and bangs while the slide is going in or out. I have the Ventana LE model and I am checking to see if this is OK or if I need to get it looked at. I can stop my slide midway and reach the rear locking arm and move it also. I cannot do this on the front slide.

I am checking to see if this is something I need to get looked at before my year warranty runs out.
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On my kitchen slide the rear locking arm slams and bangs while the slide is going in or out. I have the Ventana LE model and I am checking to see if this is OK or if I need to get it looked at. I can stop my slide midway and reach the rear locking arm and move it also. I cannot do this on the front slide.



I am checking to see if this is something I need to get looked at before my year warranty runs out.


I'm thinking maybe the mounting brackets to the body and/or the slide may be out of alignment or loose. Does it make noise just once or constantly? Or does it tighten up and then let go and bang?
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I'm thinking maybe the mounting brackets to the body and/or the slide may be out of alignment or loose. Does it make noise just once or constantly? Or does it tighten up and then let go and bang?
It will make the noise one time every time I take the slide out or bring it back in.

I can't tell how the noise is made being I don't want to put my hand in there while the slide is moving. I can duplicate the noise by stopping the slide about midway and reach in there and manually move it.
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Get on a ladder and just make sure the locks at the top of the slide are secure which is done while the slide is out.

Is the noise coming from top or bottom? Can someone listen from outside while this occurs to better isolate where itís coming from?
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Get on a ladder and just make sure the locks at the top of the slide are secure which is done while the slide is out.

Is the noise coming from top or bottom? Can someone listen from outside while this occurs to better isolate where itís coming from?
You most likely have the automatic locks where I have the manual ones. When my slide is out I cannot see the slide locks.

I have listened both inside and outside and the noise sounds like it is the locking arm.
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Another issue is if I stop the slide while it is going out it will not continue out again unless I bring it back in all the way.

Is this normal?
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Another issue is if I stop the slide while it is going out it will not continue out again unless I bring it back in all the way.

Is this normal?
Mine may be different but, if I stop it, when I restart it reverses direction. However. if stopped again, it will reverse again. So:
1) push switch -starts going out.
2) push switch -stops.
3) push switch -starts coming in,
4) push switch -stops.
5) push switch -resumes going out.
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My manual locking arms are locked inplace using a tool lock push the arm in place in a similar fashion to over extending your elbow. If your's are similar, there is a metal sleeve or band on the elbow that will fall into place. However that produces what I would call a clank not a bang. Could be something different.
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My manual locking arms are locked inplace using a tool lock push the arm in place in a similar fashion to over extending your elbow. If your's are similar, there is a metal sleeve or band on the elbow that will fall into place. However that produces what I would call a clank not a bang. Could be something different.
I have this arm also. I will feel in there to see if I have the sleeve or band you you are referring to
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Ray, thereís nothing wrong. Look at the front lock arm and youíll see what makes the clank sound. We donít even lock the rear kitchen arm because of the tightness of the space.
If your lock arms rattle while driving slide tennis balls against the joint.
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Ray, thereís nothing wrong. Look at the front lock arm and youíll see what makes the clank sound. We donít even lock the rear kitchen arm because of the tightness of the space.
If your lock arms rattle while driving slide tennis balls against the joint.
Thanks Bill.

I plan on giving the kitchen slide a real workout on this next trip to see if the issue of it not working comes back again. I want to make sure nothing is wrong before my warranty runs out.
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Thanks Bill.



I plan on giving the kitchen slide a real workout on this next trip to see if the issue of it not working comes back again. I want to make sure nothing is wrong before my warranty runs out.


I donít blame you. Donít know when our next trip will be. I had knee replacement surgery two weeks ago and am moving kinda slow.
The pain meds made me sick and Iíve lost 20 pounds.
We donít have any plans until Hoots in September.
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I donít blame you. Donít know when our next trip will be. I had knee replacement surgery two weeks ago and am moving kinda slow.
The pain meds made me sick and Iíve lost 20 pounds.
We donít have any plans until Hoots in September.
That is not any fun. Try to get well and don't get sick.

We are not going to this Hoot's rally in Dallas.
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