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In an earlier discussion about a problem with the slide motor gear box disengage. Where is this disengagement switch that disengages the drive gears from the motor. I have been looking, feeling for this switch if I ever have to return the slide with a wrench.

Gary 05 AMB DST

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The electric motor has a magnetic brake on the end.  Normally there is a heavy rubber boot on the end of the motor with a lever sticking out.  The lever is what disengages the electric brake.  Just move the lever one way or the other.  You shouldd then be able to move the slide. 

I had to move mine a couple months ago when it wouldn't come in with the switch.  Flipped the lever and then used a large crescent wrench and cheater pipe to pull the slide in.  I'm pretty stout ant it was all I could do to pull it in. 

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18 hours ago, jacwjames said:

The electric motor has a magnetic brake on the end.  Normally there is a heavy rubber boot on the end of the motor with a lever sticking out.  The lever is what disengages the electric brake.  Just move the lever one way or the other.  You shouldd then be able to move the slide. 

I had to move mine a couple months ago when it wouldn't come in with the switch.  Flipped the lever and then used a large crescent wrench and cheater pipe to pull the slide in.  I'm pretty stout ant it was all I could do to pull it in. 

Thanks Jim, that was the one place I didn't uncover or feel. Was yours a flat floor slide?

Gary 05 AMB DST

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