Inop Awning Wind Sensor; 2nd Time
Two years ago we replaced the wind sensor and control box on our A&
E / Dometic awning, under warranty. I adjusted the DIP switches per the diagram and found a speed at 17 MPH, which we liked. At the time they failed, we got a beeping sound from the control box in the basement, which required flipping the disable switch and disconnecting the connection from the wind sensor.
This winter after a freeze, I once again obtained a beeping sound from the control box, flipped the disable switch to stop the beeping, and disconnected the connection from the wind sensor. Reconnected/re-enabled and went on our merry way. And once again the wind sensor stopped working. Only once did it bring the awning in the winds of Palm Springs, which have been worse this year than the last couple years. I have the sensor DIP switches set for 12 mph, the slowest wind speed setting, which seemed to me to bring the awning in when one barely breathed on it. It took only our hair dryer on "low" setting, no heat, to bring it in. Now it wouldn't come in even if the dryer were on "high".
So I'm looking at trying to get a replacement sensor/control box again. Dometic gives me name of service people in the area but none of the service people return my calls when I leave them a message stating what's wrong.
My question is whether anybody else has found a permanent fix to this problem. I would like to change the wind sensor from the cross-venturi type air pressure sensor to a rotating sensor, or something like it, which I think is more reliable. I also think that if water gets in these pressure sensitive sensors and freezes, it screws them up somehow. I don't want to pay for the change in sensor and control box and argue with my extended warranty people on it if there's another fix that somebody has found.
Former Owner, 2006 36MDDS
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