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Old 03-10-2018, 06:52 PM   #1
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Slide misaligned

Hello, I have an issue with my slide, it is misaligned by about 2Ē from top to bottom, that is to say when closed, it is tight at the top and a 2Ē gap at the bottom! Itís been sitting in the driveway with the slide open for about a month, I just noticed it when I went to close the slide. Iím pretty handy so I may be able to fix it myself, I just want to get some of the abundant wisdom here first. I believe it is a schwintek type, it has rails on each side, top & bottom. Iíve tried you tube, but nothing Iíve seen on there has worked.
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Old 03-10-2018, 07:07 PM   #2
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If Schwintek, hopefully 3trak, go on line, YouTube, and do the self align 1st. See if that helps. Allow the motors to reset themselves. You can also unplug the motors align the tracks and plug them back in then realign.
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Old 03-10-2018, 11:29 PM   #3
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If Schwintek, hopefully 3trak, go on line, YouTube, and do the self align 1st. See if that helps. Allow the motors to reset themselves. You can also unplug the motors align the tracks and plug them back in then realign.
I did try the self alignment procedure, no go. I would think I could disengage the motors, unplug the controller and manually align it. I messed around with it for a few minutes today, but wasnít able to move it at all, hopefully someone who has done this can chime in. Mine is a 2 track system.
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Old 03-10-2018, 11:44 PM   #4
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Given your description of the problem I would imagine re-timing the motors won't help.

It sounds more like the gears aren't in the same position on the top vs the bottom racks (like the bottom gears slipped a few teeth). Given that the gears are on the same shaft that isn't a good thing.

There was another post in the forums here where they discovered that the bottom bushing was a square rod in a round hole--didn't look that good. Perhaps that somehow let the bottom gears slip a few teeth.

Edit: Ok a lot more than a few teeth looking at your picture.

Which also means that disconnecting the motors won't help you because the sets of gears will still be connected on the shaft.
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Old 03-11-2018, 12:16 AM   #6
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Iím baffled as to how it even happened... I know itís hard to believe, but this is the first real issue Iíve ever had with this rig, I should consider myself fortunate.
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Old 05-26-2018, 02:25 PM   #7
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I know this is old but did you get your slide fixed.
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Old 05-26-2018, 03:05 PM   #8
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Hello, I have an issue with my slide, it is misaligned by about 2Ē from top to bottom, that is to say when closed, it is tight at the top and a 2Ē gap at the bottom! Itís been sitting in the driveway with the slide open for about a month, I just noticed it when I went to close the slide. Iím pretty handy so I may be able to fix it myself, I just want to get some of the abundant wisdom here first. I believe it is a schwintek type, it has rails on each side, top & bottom. Iíve tried you tube, but nothing Iíve seen on there has worked.
Take a look at this Utube video from someone that has the same problem.

There is only one motor and one shaft on each side of the slide so you must take it apart like he has done in the video to address/correct the problem. You probably also have a bad pinion gear or a loose assembly for your problem to occur and the Schwintek system cannot electrically repair this issue.
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