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Old 12-11-2013, 12:24 PM   #1
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Slide Stops Often When Retracting 365BHS

2013 365BHS still under warranty but I'm not near a dealer.
The main sofa dining slide stops when retracting. It can be cold or hot out and it will still do this.
I have to release the "in" button and then push it again to get it all the way in.
I don't know if it's the motor or a wiring connection or where to start.
My unit has a remote control but this issue is with the hard wired button, I don't use the remote.
Anyone else experience this?
I worry that one time it will be stuck part way.

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Old 12-11-2013, 01:44 PM   #2
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Try it with the remote to see if it performs the same. On my Eagle 284BHS there is a circuit breaker on the back side of the switch. Look at yours and make sure it has good connections. On a few occasions, the breaker opened, but continued after a few seconds. Even thought you do not use it, give the remote a try. Are you plugged into shore power or opperating off of batteries only?

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Old 12-11-2013, 01:46 PM   #3
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I would call the dealer where you purchased and ask the service dept.

Personally haven't had that issue.

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Old 12-12-2013, 05:17 PM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestions. I used the remote and the slide operated properly. I then used the wall switch and it also operated properly.
I checked the connections on the switch and they are tight, no circuit breakers or fuses behind the switch.
The problem only occurs occasionally, not every time. I guess my next step is to locate the relays for the remote control to check the connections there and crawl under the trailer and check the connections on the motor.
I was also wondering if the slide is jamming when retracting and overloading the motor. It is not making the clicking noise it makes when fully extended or retracted.
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:12 PM   #5
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It's not the motor, but the load on the motor drawing too many amps. On a hot day it may pop sooner than on a cooler day as they are heat sensitive. My 2011 would do the same thing then I would give it a few seconds and it would reset. I would rather the circuit breaker be working properly than the motor getting overloaded. I responded in another thread to check it outside while listening. You can hear the circuit breaker trip on the outside, but not the inside.

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Old 12-13-2013, 08:15 PM   #6
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My last trailer had issues with the slide having difficulties retracting. It seemed that it was working very hard. I used dry slide out lube on the rams and that solved the problem.

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Old 01-06-2014, 04:58 PM   #7
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Both of my opposing slides on my Jayco 351 RLSA had issues, I eventually had to have both motors replaced, under warranty. The original motors are made in china, not sure what they used for a replacement.

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