RV Repair Questions? Ask an RV Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Randall ask me for some assistance on this one.These q-syncs are a bear. You can spend all day and find that one of the reed switches is stuck. You can manually retract the slide by putting the motors in bypass but it will take four men and a mule to do.
Here are a few things to look at.
You probably have looked at all of the links but I included them just in case.
Motors will not run. Check all connections.
Check fuse (F1-F2-F3-F4.) Not likely as these are fuses for each motor
Check that harnesses are connected to proper plug.
Magnetic reed switch for room locks is faulty (stuck closed,) bypassed, or magentized. Highly likely
Room locks are not disengaging,
caused by magnetic switch problem (open) or
faulty room lock.
Fuse blown (Fleetwood circuit #329.) Possibly
The 12 volts at the switch comes from the controller. My guess would be one of the interlock switches have it held out.
Let me know how this works out and I will try to assist you further.
Good luck, Ronnie
There are several interlocks that will hold you out. The engine needs to be running with the parking brake engaged. Allow plenty of time for the controller to verify when pressing the switch. The relationship between the levelers and the slide is just an interlock that will not allow slide movement unless the levelers are down. The relay that you hear should not click with the levelers up. The arm lock lights will need to be on.
Now the bad news:
I see that you pressed the field reset button, that will have erased the settings. You will need a programmer to teach the controller what to do. Same applies when you manually retract the slide. Are you near a dealer that can help? This system should still be under warranty.
Manual retraction taked 3 guys with three 3/4" sockets and ratchets simultaniously turning and extra people pushing.
These things are great when they work but are a nightmare when they don't.
Where are you located? I can maybe assist in finding you some help. I am afraid that there is nothing that you can do without the programmer.
The reason that the motor should run is to keep the voltage up there high enough to operate the system when the motors are pulling a load. The engine alternator helps with this. If not running, the voltage could drop low enough to lock out the controller or worse, dump the memory.
The controller should have a connector for four motors. If you have three, the first three will be used. If there are only two, the first two will be used and so on.
I am not sure how to split the fee. If you want to accept from me, I will send Randall half through PayPal.
I am sorry that we couldn't get you going. It is one of those things that requires specialized tools to fix. You being a mechanic know what that means.
Thank you and good luck,