Originally Posted by Big-Foot
I went and checked the generic RV Pamphlet that Thor included as “the owners manual” with all my other paperwork, and there’s no mention of a manual procedure that I could find. Where should we be looking for this procedure?
You want to search the LCI / Schwintek documentation. There are two "manual" procedures:
1. There is one procedure for manually overriding the controller to bring in the slide. This assumes there is power to both motors. It overrides the encoder and the control mechanism that measures the RPM's of both motors to try and keep the slide coming in equally front to back.
2. You remove the set screw holding the motor in the bearing block so you can lift each motor out of the bearing block to manually push in the slide with two people.... or a college football team.... depending on the size and weight of the slide.
In the remote chance the slide is retracted and there is a nonfunctional motor, it will be VERY difficult to get the slide out enough to access the set screw to remove it to remove the motor.
There is one procedure that says remove the motor harness from the controller to release the electric breaking mechanism so you can manually push the slide. I call BS on that one completely..... at least for the 500:1 motor.
I had a spare 500:1 motor out and put a wrench on the keyed shaft and could not rotate the shaft regardless how much force I put on it the wrench. There is no way you are going to push a large slide out that is fully retracted if you can't get the motors out of the bearing block.
You would need to know exactly where the set screw is located and then drill a large enough hole through the trim to get to the head of the screw to loosen and remove it for each motor so you could get the motors out of the their bearing blocks.
Anyway...... here are some videos that should help.....