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Old 05-29-2016, 06:33 PM   #1
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2016 Jayco Pinnacle schwintek slide binding

Hi All,

I have a brand new 2016 Jayco Pinnacle. The schwintek slide on the kitchen side ( carries fridge, entertainment system, fireplace) is binding when I retract the slide.

When retracting the slide, it stops after about 6 inches on the fridge side. The other side continues for a few more seconds before stopping. I am able to give it a push on the fridge side so that I can get it started again. Once it starts again, it will finish.

I put out the slides after leveling. I make sure I depress the extend/retract buttons until the slide motors completely stop to keep both motors in sync.


I am unable to locate the location of the slide controller. Can anyone help me find the controller to further diagnose the problem?

I have seen that these slides appear to be problematic in the forums. I would appreciate anything anyone can share on this topic.

It is under warranty. The dealer will be ordering a new motor for the troublesome side of the slide but I am not sure how long that will take.

Thanks
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Try doing it without putting the levellers down.
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Old 05-29-2016, 07:00 PM   #3
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Try doing it without putting the levellers down.
X2. Had a similar problem when the levellers were down, but none since extending/retracting with the levellers up.

My controllers are bolted to the basement ceiling, but I've heard of others being behind the utility center - panel has to come off to get at them
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Try doing it without putting the levellers down.
I will give it shot. Thanks. I would hate to take it into the dealers if I don't have too.

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X2. Had a similar problem when the levellers were down, but none since extending/retracting with the levellers up.

My controllers are bolted to the basement ceiling, but I've heard of others being behind the utility center - panel has to come off to get at them
That is very encouraging. Hope that is my solution too. Will see how it works tomorrow. Thanks for the ideas of where to look for the controllers. Not in my basement. Hadn't thought to look behind the utility center. Will check it out.
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Definitely report back if it works without leveling.
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Definitely report back if it works without leveling.
Will do. After doing some research in the forums, I am a little alarmed at the number of schwintek slide problems. Doesn't fill me with confidence. I experienced our problem the first time I took it out.
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Moving slides out without stabolizers

Tried extending the kitchen slide out without initiating the autolevelling system and the stabolziers.

Kitchen slide extended out fine but still will not retract. Looks very much like the slide motors are out of sync. One side moves before the other. When it gets out of sync. The fridge side of the slide stops.

I have tried the recommended method of fully extending the the slide and retracting 1 to 2 inches and then extending again and holding the extend button until all motors stop but it appears motors will not synchronize.

I did find the controller panel to the bedroom slide on the roof of the basement. However, cannot find the controller panel for the kitchen slide.

I assume there are one controller panel per slide. The panel I found lights up when I move the bedroom slide but not the kitchen slide.
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Syncing is out then retracting 8-10 inches 3 times.

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Syncing is out then retracting 8-10 inches 3 times.

Thanks Grumpy, saw this video. Our slide will only retract 2 " before one side stops. Other side continues then stops. I can then extend the slide back to the fully extended position. One motor continues to lag behind the other.

I am unable to locate the slide controller. Dealer is unsure where it is located. Will need to call Jayco tomorrow to determine location.
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Also take a look at the floor supports under the slide that are elder to the frame and see if they are bent.
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