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Old 08-18-2018, 10:34 AM   #1
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Schwintek slide issue

Our Jayco Pinnacle 36FBTS kitchen slide out starts to go in on the end opposite of the refrigerator while the refrigerator end does nothing. It doesn't happen every time and it sometimes happens during closing and sometimes when trying to open slide. Most recently we were trying to close the slide and after numerous tries, it somehow started to work, but it doesn't sound like it normally does and it really seems to be (for a lack of a better word) straining. It moves much slower than normal. Wondering if there are any suggestions or remedies?
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Old 08-18-2018, 10:45 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

One suggestion would be to only run the slide when you are plugged into the tow vehicle and the vehicle is running - or - only run the slide when plugged into shore power and the converter is switched on. Either one of those should help rule out a low battery or low voltage as part of the problem.


Please let us know if doing the above changes anything...
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Thanks for the reply. I've eliminated the low voltage question by always leaving my RV plugged into shore power before running the slides or using the leveling system.
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Old 08-18-2018, 10:58 AM   #4
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I agree with the old man (LOL!! just had to do it!), one of the problems with Schwintec slides is that they need a constant supply of good power to work right. If they don't have good, solid power, they can act just like you describe. Then the motors get out of sync and things just go downhill from there.

Either in your manual or on Youtube, there are instructions on how to re-sync the motors. Once you know you have plenty of good power to the motors, I would make syncing the motors my first order of business if I were you.

Thankfully I only have Schwintec on my small bedroom slide. I would be a bit uncomfortable with one on my larger living room slide. From what I understand, many manufacturers (not just Jayco) have been known to under-spec the Schwintec equipment for the size of the slide.
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Have you cleaned and lubed the motor and rails. Make sure the sides are clean and smooth. Take a look underneath with the slide out to see if anything looks to have been hanging up.
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Yes I have cleaned and lubed and investigated any type of blockage that could be causing the issue. I have found no issues and keep hoping for a quick and simple fix since we have a lot of plans for the remaining camping season, and the last thing we want to do is to be without our camper for most likely weeks, while its in the shop. Thanks for your input.
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Thanks for the reply. I've eliminated the low voltage question by always leaving my RV plugged into shore power before running the slides or using the leveling system.
Don't slap me, but just to be clear...
When plugged into shore power and running the slides, you have the breakers turned on, correct?

I had to ask 'cause the DW and I have tripped each other up from time to time by the breakers being off when the other expected them to be on.
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Lippert walked me through a couple problems 574-537-8900! Thanks
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Old 08-18-2018, 04:41 PM   #9
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your slide is out of time, it happened to mine, there is a button you push under your bathroom and then you run your slides in and out to re sync them, you will have to look on the control or your swintek mauual for the correct procedure, its like bringing it in out like 10 inches back and forth so many times to correct it.
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Mine does the same thing. It's always struggled, creaks and pops but after I've opened and shut it 5 or 6 times it stops working on end opposite the fridge. when closing that end stops about halfway in and I have to push it from the outside to get it in. I do a re-sync and its works again for a few times. They looked a mine and said it was installed incorrect and needed to be removed and reinstalled. I will have that done over the winter.
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