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Old 01-07-2020, 12:18 PM   #1
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Slide ot in sync. Does not complete the open phase or close phase at same time.

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My slide sometimes stops on the beginning of the open or close. One side starts or finishes before the other. If it stops and I go back and forth a few inches it will complete the task. Tried syncing them in and out on the open and close side by repeating 8 inches of movement both ways. Didn't work.
Any advice for a beginner.
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Old 01-07-2020, 12:28 PM   #2
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Maybe I'm not understanding the way you are syncing them.The 8" commend confused me. The way I understand it should be done is to run the slide out fully then back in fully. Complete the sync several times for the motors to learn the stop points. Always keep the button pushed for 3-5 seconds after the slide is fully in/out.
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Old 01-07-2020, 12:51 PM   #3
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Maybe I'm not understanding the way you are syncing them.The 8" commend confused me. The way I understand it should be done is to run the slide out fully then back in fully. Complete the sync several times for the motors to learn the stop points. Always keep the button pushed for 3-5 seconds after the slide is fully in/out.
Not correct. The OP had it right:


To the OP: You may have a failing slide motor where the brushes are making intermittent contact. I had this problem and had to replace one of my slide motors.
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Old 01-07-2020, 12:57 PM   #4
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Well I was half right, sorry for the incorrect information. I should have checked the video 1st
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Old 01-07-2020, 11:42 PM   #5
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MTHook- I'm also sure that was the procedure. Schwintek has revised the procedure at some point. My 2016, on PDI the tech went over that procedure and I remember someone had a problem and posted the full extend/retract schwintek video.
The tech did say it was important to stall the motors out 3-4 seconds at full throw to keep them in time... works for me..
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MTHook- I'm also sure that was the procedure. Schwintek has revised the procedure at some point. My 2016, on PDI the tech went over that procedure and I remember someone had a problem and posted the full extend/retract schwintek video.
The tech did say it was important to stall the motors out 3-4 seconds at full throw to keep them in time... works for me..
The video was posted in July 2014.
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Old 01-08-2020, 12:04 AM   #7
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My slide sometimes stops on the beginning of the open or close. One side starts or finishes before the other. If it stops and I go back and forth a few inches it will complete the task. Tried syncing them in and out on the open and close side by repeating 8 inches of movement both ways. Didn't work.
Any advice for a beginner.
Steve
If the an in-wall slide stops while holding the switch in, then the controller should be checked to see if there is a fault. While the slide is moving, the red/green LED will flash alternately very fast showing the controller it trying to keep the motors in sync. There are three ways to reset the slide controller: Press the extend/retract button twice with in one minute, remove the 12 volt power supply from the controller for a couple seconds and let the slide motors stall-out and continue to depress the extend/retract switch.

If the in-wall slide controller shows a fault, the controller can be put into emergency override which removes all the controller's safeguards and supplies current directly to the motors as long as the extend/retract switch is depressed.
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