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Troubleshoot a Lippert Slide-Out: Motor Runs But Room Won’t Move

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If you’re having trouble getting the Lippert slide room on your RV to budge, there are a few different things you should do in order to inspect the system and find a solution. More often than not, the problem is a malfunctioning Lippert slide-out motor, which can be caused by poor connection to the onboard battery or an issue with the battery itself.

You may also find that something’s gone wrong with other components of the mechanism, and you can tell whether this is the case if you hit the switch and the Lippert slide-out motor runs but the room doesn’t budge. This is an indication that there’s an obstruction in the hydraulic system.

To help you figure out next steps after you determine the problem lies in the hydraulic system, RV expert Dave Solberg walks you through a quick inspection of the underside of the slide room. He explains that when the Lippert slide-out motor runs but the room doesn’t budge, the the synchronizing cylinder that pushes and pulls the room is likely jammed. He talks about the possible causes of the jam, and tells you how to troubleshoot the system to get it working again. With Dave’s help, your slide room will be moving again in no time!

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