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Old 07-20-2015, 05:57 AM   #1
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Carefree awning

I have a 2014 phaeton with the carefree automatic awning having trouble with it opening seems to not have any power to the motor anyone had similar problems and tell me what to do

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Old 07-20-2015, 07:51 AM   #2
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You are going to have to check the fuse and check the switch before you get into the real tough stuff (the motor). Fuse location might be in the electrical compartment under the driver's seat. Your switch panel may have two switches - one to turn on the system and one to extend retract the awning.

Check Carefree's website for troubleshooting tips.

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Old 07-20-2015, 08:22 AM   #3
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I had the same problems with Carfree awnings actually had them replace the whole awning and still had the same problem. Later on I found out that I had 2 bad batteries but I got rid of the rig.
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Old 07-21-2015, 05:47 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies I had already done all the checking of the fuses and that sort of thing. Does anyone know if carefree will work on awnings at FMC a rally in Madison
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Old 07-21-2015, 12:37 PM   #5
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You should have received a set of jumper cables for the motor...don't know that Phaeton you have but I found ours in the cabinet over the door....use the cables to jump the motor..you will need a stepladder Or get on the roof. On the motor which is located on the front of the roller, has two silver screws or bolts exposed, jump these and y ou will be able to tell of the motor is bad or its in the wiring...you can download a trouble shooting guide at their website, just need your model number etc..
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Old 07-23-2015, 06:44 PM   #6
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It could be the controller - care free has a great trouble shooting guide that you can down load. The controller cost about $350. If all the fuses are good I would look at the controller.


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