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Old 06-11-2020, 01:47 AM   #1
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Schwentek Slide Problem

I have a 2019 Thor 30FE, the driver's side slide, forward corner will not extend causing slide to cock in coach. Contacted Good Sam Tech Support and went through the troubleshooting with the tech and he said that I had a bad controller board for the slide. But when I activate the slide I can hear the motor running for that corner but slide does not move. I suspect that a gear or something has sheered. Has anyone had to replace the gear for their slide and how do you do it.

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Old 06-12-2020, 12:36 PM   #2
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If this is the Schwintek slide you're talking about it could be possible the motor has just popped straight up and not engaging with the gear to runs the slide in and out.

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On the shaft end of these motors you'll see the four screws/pins sticking out, these are what hold the motor from twisting when it is dropped all the way down into place and there's usually a screw from outside the coach to hold this motor down in place.

If that single screw were missing your motor might've popped up and its just not engaging the gear as intended.

If you do think it's a track problem though, I haven't been lucky enough to have to deal with that problem yet.
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Old 06-12-2020, 01:55 PM   #3
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Thanks Mr.Howzball I will look at that sounds possible. Do you know if there is gears in the bottom of the motor itself. I know there is spur gears in the blocks for the track but was wandering about the motor. Thanks again.
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Old 06-12-2020, 02:58 PM   #4
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Thanks Mr.Howzball I will look at that sounds possible. Do you know if there is gears in the bottom of the motor itself. I know there is spur gears in the blocks for the track but was wandering about the motor. Thanks again.
There is a planetary gear set in the lower case with the motor. The input/output ratio is 300:1 for the small slides and 500:1 for the full wall slides. With a planetary system, it is all or nothing unlike a worm gear where there can be flat spots i.e the electric steps.
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Old 06-12-2020, 08:21 PM   #5
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Thanks goes to Mr Howzball, The retaining screw was gone and motor popped up out of the coupler. placed it back in position replaced the screw ( one short enough to catch the motor in the slot) resynced and problem salved. What a relief!!! Again thanks for your help!!!
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Old 06-12-2020, 10:56 PM   #6
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Thanks goes to Mr Howzball, The retaining screw was gone and motor popped up out of the coupler. placed it back in position replaced the screw ( one short enough to catch the motor in the slot) resynced and problem salved. What a relief!!! Again thanks for your help!!!
Awesome. Glad to hear the good news.
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Old 06-13-2020, 12:39 PM   #7
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Thanks goes to Mr Howzball, The retaining screw was gone and motor popped up out of the coupler. placed it back in position replaced the screw ( one short enough to catch the motor in the slot) resynced and problem salved. What a relief!!! Again thanks for your help!!!
Great News! I'm glad it helped.
Lord knows I've needed help enough times with these slides and likely will again.
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Old 06-20-2020, 09:06 PM   #8
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Find your bedroom swintek control box in the basement of your coach. If attached to the upper basement floor, take the two screws out and drop it down so you can see the instructions in the center of the box. There will also be green or red lights lit up. In the center of the control box is intstruction how to reset and straighten your slide coming in and out. You may have to do this process several times. You will need a sharp opject like a pen to hit the reset. I believe if I remember correctly it is either 7 or 8 times you need to hit the reset button. The red light will flash. Go to your slide operation button and put the slide in and out till it goes in and out straight.
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Old 06-22-2020, 08:15 PM   #9
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From your description it sounds like the slide got off the track. Had a track problem from parking on a driveway. Slope was just enough to cause the tracks to separate. Went to a flat spot and kept moving the slide in and out in small increments while push the slide toward the track. Eventual got it back on track problem solved. Used a piece of 2x4 for a little gentle leverage. Didn't know what caused the problem until a year later parked on the same drive and put the slide out. 2nd time it took about 5 minutes.
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