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Old 09-19-2021, 06:15 PM   #1
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Slide Out won't work - 2001 Windsor

Getting all set up for a vacation and of course... the main slide out won't work.


It does absolutely nothing whenever I press the switch. The motor isn't engaging at all, complete silence.



The rear/bedroom slide out works perfectly.


Are these 2 slide outs on the same fuse?


Any suggestions on how to diagnose the problem?


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Each of the basement doors has an inhibitor switch that closes when the door is closed. Sometimes if you don't make sure the door is closed tight the switch stays open and it will prevent you from moving the slide. Try slamming each door.


Also, you probably have a slide controller, mine in located in the passenger side rear electrical bay. There is a ~5 amp fuse that will sometimes blow that will prevent the slide from moving.



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I checked all of the inhibitor switches and slammed the doors. Didn't help.


Is the 'same' 5 amp fuse used for the bedroom AND living room slide? If yes, then it's not the issue, because the bedroom slide functions perfectly.





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Each of the basement doors has an inhibitor switch that closes when the door is closed. Sometimes if you don't make sure the door is closed tight the switch stays open and it will prevent you from moving the slide. Try slamming each door.


Also, you probably have a slide controller, mine in located in the passenger side rear electrical bay. There is a ~5 amp fuse that will sometimes blow that will prevent the slide from moving.



Here's a parts page showing what it looks like
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Old 09-19-2021, 08:06 PM   #4
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It is in the same module but for some reason the fuse would blow and my front slide wouldn't work but the bedroom one did.

The slide out module looks like this
https://pdxrvwholesale.com/products/...slide-16615700
If you have an electric generator slide out in the front it uses the same control board, you could swap them and see if that makes a difference.
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Okay, I have a Diesel generator...


As far as the 'slide room module'... Is yours located in the passenger side rear "outside" compartment? The same one where the on/off battery switches is located?


Thanks so much for your help





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It is in the same module but for some reason the fuse would blow and my front slide wouldn't work but the bedroom one did.

The slide out module looks like this
https://pdxrvwholesale.com/products/...slide-16615700
If you have an electric generator slide out in the front it uses the same control board, you could swap them and see if that makes a difference.
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Old 09-20-2021, 07:12 AM   #6
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Last time I had a problem with my front slide I checked the fuse on the control board, it was good. I then slammed each door, still nothing.

I ended up pulling the slide in manually and then started to trouble shoot.

The inhibitor switches can be easily bypassed by pulling the two wires off and attaching them together, so I did this starting with the first basement door, which is my fuel door. Sure enough, that was the problem and what was probably the issue was I had pressure washed this compartment just prior to this. Probably moisture on the connectors so I sprayed them down with electicclean and put the wires back and I was good to go.
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slide will not work

I had the same problem and as Jim says spary the switches with something. I used wd40 and it worked for me the switches seem to stick even though they are out of the weather they get damp
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The inhibitor switches can be easily bypassed by pulling the two wires off and attaching them together, so I did this starting with the first basement door, which is my fuel door. Sure enough, that was the problem and what was probably the issue was I had pressure washed this compartment just prior to this. Probably moisture on the connectors so I sprayed them down with electicclean and put the wires back and I was good to go.
Totally agree! The switches can also get out of adjustment and not activate properly.
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I'm going to check the 'inhibitor switches' now...


Also, I've heard of using a drill battery to test the motor itself. What Volt Battery do I need to use? I'm assuming a 12V, but all my drill batteries are 20V.

Could I use my 12V battery charger?
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***UPDATE***


I checked all of the inhibitor switches, I bypassed the switch itself. No luck


There is a 10amp fuse and 2 relays wired to the motor. they are in the same compartment as the motor itself. I put in a new fuse and replaced both relays. No luck


I tested the motor with my battery charger. The motor works fine in both directions, so at least I know it's an electrical issue somewhere...


I'm at a loss as what to check next.


Any suggestions?
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The switches are normally closed when the plunger is pushed in. Did you put a jumper wire across the two wires going to the switch?
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The switches are normally closed when the plunger is pushed in. Did you put a jumper wire across the two wires going to the switch?
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***BUMP***


I have bypassed the inhibitor switches, didn't help.


In the compartment where the motor is located there is a fuse and 2 relays. I replaced them all, didn't help.


I'm at a loss here. The motor works, so it's obviously not getting power...


Any ideas on where to look?


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Old 10-06-2021, 04:30 PM   #14
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Do you have a control module like this
https://pdxrvwholesale.com/products/...slide-16615700
Mine is located in the rear passenger side compartment.


Besides fuses this module has an ignition lock out relay. If it isn't working it could prevent the slide from working


I have a generator slide, it uses the same module, you could swap and see if that solves your problem if you have two. That or buy a couple relays and swap one out at a time.
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