Originally Posted by cochise1949
My Lippert Schwintech kitchen slide is working but....for the last three times it was deployed it made a rapid popping noise on the rear side extending and retracting. It is now retracted and the lower rear corner is about one inch extended. The slide will not retract any further. Parked in driveway close to house so can't readily extend for more than a few inches to troubleshoot. I was thinking of trying the resynchronization technique after checking for debris in the track or on the floor. Taking it into the dealer (under warranty) may take weeks that I don't have. Any suggestions. I can get to a place to level and extend the slide if needed. Thanks for any and all assistance.
We had the same problem early on with the full wall slide on our 2013 Adventurer. In our case it was the lower front corner that wouldn't fully seat when the slide was retracted.
The motors did need to be reschyncronized, but as Jbmsr said the motors got out of time because the roller failed. Without the roller to keep the slide positioned properly the gears do not mesh properly, and can skip a few teeth (the popping sound you heard) when extending and retracting the slide.
Our problem started on our 3 month trip to Alaska last year. I would "assist" the offending corner in and out while my wife activated the switch. It continued to work throughout the trip and didn't leave any more shavings on the floor as long as I assisted it in both directions.
We had it fixed last fall at the Winnebago factory in Forest City IA. We spent several weeks in Florida over the winter, and have taken a couple week long trips this spring without any further problems.