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Old 02-23-2022, 06:10 PM   #1
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Slide trouble...HELP

Getting ready to take our first long trip and extended stay (1 month) in our 2015 Itasca Sonova. All systems were go.... or so we thought. Our bedroom slide decided to slide in crooked. And now it is wedged. Has this happened to anyone else? What can we do to fix it?
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Old 02-23-2022, 06:48 PM   #2
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Emergency retraction procedures are covered in your owners manual.

Simple to do. Complex to describe. If you have misplaced your copy, the attached site is a source.

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Old 02-23-2022, 10:13 PM   #3
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If you can’t manage this find a local mobile mechanic to come to you to help with the issue. Google lists a couple near Owensboro.
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Old 02-24-2022, 06:50 AM   #4
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First, make sure you're MH is level.

Will it extend or is it stuck both ways? If it will extend, try extending it and keep your extend/retract switch depressed for a few seconds at the end. It doesn't take much, just a few seconds after the motor sound changes. Even after it's fixed, it's a good idea to do this at the end of each extend/retract cycle.

I don't know if this is related to your problem or not, but it's not a good idea to partially extend a slide and then retract it without fully extending it. Doing so can cause problems, so, if you've been doing this for temporary access, don't do it anymore after you get things realigned. Always fully extend or retract before going in the other direction.
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Old 02-24-2022, 10:18 AM   #5
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If it is LIppert, or Schwintek, you have a controller module somewhere near the bedroom slide. When you look at it you may see a green or red light blinking. Press the tiny reset button 6 times and hold it in until the red light starts blinking rapidly.

This puts the slide into "override" which means all safety functions are disabled.

Once the light is flashing use the Extend button to move the slide out all the way, and as indicated keep the extend button pushed for a minimum of 5 seconds. Longer is okay. If the motor is good on the side that is wedged the slide should extend. If the motor is "toast" you have a bigger problem of having to manually extend/retract. As stated, the manual should tell you how to perform that procedure.

If it does extend with the override, try bringing it back in. Watch very carefully that the slide does not want to come in on one side more than the other. If there is a 2 inch difference STOP and start over again by extending and then retracting. If this does not correct the problem, well then it is a bigger problem.

Once the slide comes in or goes out, always, always hold the button in for a minimum of 5 seconds. You may hear one motor whir a few seconds longer. The 5 second hold is to allow the motors to sync.

Remember that using the override disables all safety features for automatic stopping etc. and those motors are strong and can break something. If the slides come in with the override, push the little button again on the override. a green light should be seen.

The manual also has all of the blinking light designations like 1 light blink or 2, 3 4 5, etc. and what each sequence stands for.

This is what the controller looks like:

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Here is a link to the LCI Controller manual.
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Old 03-02-2022, 04:47 PM   #6
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We experienced the same problem in Canada on the way to Alaska. Don't know if you have same feature we did, but hold the retract button down for a good while, and it bumps the slide back in, bit by bit. Let up on the button, hold it down again, bumping it in. Our slide motors had gotten out of sync by lifting up and turning in their plastic mounts. Had to have them all replaced at Winnebago in Iowa.
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