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Old 07-10-2019, 04:27 PM   #1
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Essex window awning question

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Our 2004 Essex has a large powered window awning on the drivers side front slide. When I retract it, it stops about an inch and a half too soon, so it is sticking out just a bit. All the system seems sound, so I assume there is a LIMIT switch somewhere that needs an adjustment. Is it in the box, inside the cabinet on the front of the slide out? There is a plastic cover over a black metal box that I have not taken the cover off of yet. Is there an adjustment in there? Thanks!
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Old 07-10-2019, 04:45 PM   #2
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Our 2004 Essex has a large powered window awning on the drivers side front slide. When I retract it, it stops about an inch and a half too soon, so it is sticking out just a bit. All the system seems sound, so I assume there is a LIMIT switch somewhere that needs an adjustment. Is it in the box, inside the cabinet on the front of the slide out? There is a plastic cover over a black metal box that I have not taken the cover off of yet. Is there an adjustment in there? Thanks!
Tom in Okeechobee, FL

If it's like our 2005 (horizontal arm awning about 12 ft. ) there is no limit switch. It uses a 12vdc Bosch windshield wiper motor. The limit is a high current detector. There is an adjustment for the arms if one end is out. The other thing to look at is the mechanical stop ... it's an arm inside the roller that pops out when its uncovered by the fabric at full extent. The whole thing is wonky and can cause a jam. Look for any obstructions that can stall the motor before a full retract. The one over the bedroom window and front door are the same. They are Carefree Freedom awnings. You can watch the operation of the door awning to see how it works ... the mechanical stop is at the motor end. Watch for it to pop out ahen the fabric is nearly unrolled. If it doesnt go back in as the fabric rerolls it can cause a bulge which can stop the motor early.

BTW, those covers in the cabinets that cover metal boxes are the enclosures for the slide locks (the paddles that come out to lock the slide after retract) ... nothing to do with awning.
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