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Are you plugged into shore power? Did you check to see if the battery(s) were fully charged? How long has it been since you used this last? And do you know who made the slide hardware on your trailer? That would help here. You should have a manual on this that came with the trailer.
Please get back to me with this information and I can assist you further. R.J.
Any name on the switch? And do you have a small digital multimeter so we can take some voltage readings?
And this may have tripped out a shortstop breaker which is usually up by the battery. They usually have a reset button on the side that can be pushed in to reset them. Go to the link below and see what they look like. http://www.solar-electric.com/30and50ampdc.html#
Another link that shows the reset button. Let me know what you find and we can go from there.
That will work............check the line OUT of the breaker. If no power, check the reset button. Push in to reset it.
Some are mounted underneath and not easily seen..............
You may have to pull the cover back to see them. Some are on the top and some on the side. Small black button. Auto reset units have no button. Test them both to see if there is power OUT of them. Auto reset units go bad sometimes.
Next I would check for power INTO and OUT of the switch. You will need to rig up a ground lead to your meter OR you can use a 12 VDC test light.
That will tell you which way to go............
That shows this is a Lippert slide unit and the power INTO the switch comes into the center pins. That switch reverses the polarity when you move the slide the other direction. Here, a test light is usually handier for testing the switch for power as you can reach the leads without disconnecting them. You still need a ground lead hookup.
Were there two leads on the center pins?
Power into the switch should be the center pin with the three, but you can test them to be sure. Can you find a good ground close by?
Usually, if the switch goes bad, it is only in one direction. I suspect that there is no power into it. Once you narrow that down you can try to find out where the breaker or fuse is for that circuit. Check the breaker panel and see if they have one labeled there.
Then you may have lost the ground to the circuit. Try to hook up the plug again and see if you can track power OUT on two wires when you push the switch both "IN" and "OUT"...........and if you can, then the ground may be bad. Any of those leads white?
So, either the motor took a powder which rarely happens OR the ground lead isn't making a complete circuit. The two lead you DIDN"T check should be the ground leads for both "IN" and "OUT" but in most cases, there are 6 leads and not just 5. The ground leads are "switched" as well as the power leads. Several ways to do this, however. Can you access the motor assy from underneath?
It sounds to me like the switch is bad............I have never seen one where all the leads would be positive both in and out. Nobody has been messing with the wiring? Any chance that rats or squirrels have gotten into this?
4 cables with one at each corner? That would be a BAL Accuslide product.
Are you sure that you can't hear any motor humming when you move the switch? Those units can strip the gearbox out and not make hardly any noise when you hit the switch, even though the motor is running
The motor should be above the slide room in the middle.
See the link below for the manual on this slide room. Print out a copy if you can.
I have not seen many of these, but this may have a controller and if so, it may be the problem OR it may have a fuse on it like the ones that Power Gear systems have. You may have to contact BAL or Keystone in order to find that out. I am only here on Weekends as I run a shop and don't have time during the week. At this point, I should probably opt out and let another tech take over so you can get some assistance. Good job on both the work and describing what you found! Better than most for sure! I will keep an eye out on this and will be curious to see what the problem was. R.J.
You might give Norco a call at(###) ###-####and ask them about the controller and wiring. Thanks for the positive feedback! R.J.
Kind of unusual..........and thanks for letting me know! Please come back again next time you have an issue. R.J.