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Old 10-27-2008, 02:02 PM   #1
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When bringing in my main awning it only comes in about 1/3 of the way before it quits...then in 2 to 3 min i can push the button and it will come in some more ...the same procedure to get it the rest of the way in...any ideas of what to check and see why this is happening
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When bringing in my main awning it only comes in about 1/3 of the way before it quits...then in 2 to 3 min i can push the button and it will come in some more ...the same procedure to get it the rest of the way in...any ideas of what to check and see why this is happening
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If your awning is like mine it has a thermal breaker in the motor circuit. My guess is the motor is getting too hot. Could be because of binding in the joints.
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My guess is a thermal breaker is overheating. Could be some binding in the joints or in a slide rail. You don't say what awning yhou have so I'm just guessing.
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On our 2004 Journey we have a Weather Pro power awning. I noticed this past summer that the awning did not seem to be running in and out as smoothly as it use to. I used some silcone on all the joints and it returned to its smooth running.
I looked through the literature that came with our MH and found nothing that suggested routine lubrication. But as a pratical matter it seems to me that rountine lubrication will keep the awning running smoothly.
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Old 10-27-2008, 04:13 PM   #6
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To check the binding arms theory, lube all the arm joints with silicon spray. That's what a Carefree tech did to help my awning from binding before being all the way out, and when starting in.

If that doesn't fix the problem, use a meter to check the voltage in the wiring where the motor connects.

If the voltage is less than it should be (12v), check for a short, or perhaps water in the connection where the awning wiring plugs into the outside wall of the coach (my connector was badly rusted there due to water intrusion -- had to replace the plug). If the voltage is 12v or very near, I would suspect a faulty motor.
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