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Old 01-29-2013, 07:35 PM   #1
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My slideout on my 2004 Classic does not slide out when rocker switch is pushed. I opened manually and found it DOES slide back in with rocker switch. The locking micro switches seem OK or it wouldn't slide in. I'm leaning towards a bad rocker switch or one phase of the motor is out. Any experience out there?

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Old 01-30-2013, 04:16 AM   #2
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If this was a car window I would first start with the switch. Since the motor stops when closed I would also say the micro switch is good unless there is a load cut off in the motor which would also shut off the motor.

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Old 01-30-2013, 06:13 AM   #3
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Hi Cate,

We've had that happen from time to time with our '04, usually stopping the slide out portion just after beginning and I solve the problem by starting over and just leaning on it a bit and it does fine. If your's isn't even starting to slide when giving it a bit of help I'm not certain what that might be.

Recently we had trouble with one of the locking arms not opening and I've learned not to over tighten them. I was told by my very reliable dealer/service center that the slide will stay in place even without the locks tight and just to make contact with the inner surface when locking. I realize this is not related to your post and offer it as information.

Good luck and sorry not to be of more assistance.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:46 AM   #4
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On my SOB I had the same problem. Perhaps Airstreams are different but the rocker switch that operated the slide would only work in one direction. On mine, the 12 V motor would work by reversing the current via the rocker switch. In one position the current would flow so that the motor worked in a forward motion. When switched, the current would run "backwards" and the motor would reverse thus bringing the slide back in.

So....if it is working in one direction I would check the switch.
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