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Old 02-16-2013, 10:45 AM   #1
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Carefree awning over door will not close all the way

Have this small electric awning over the door. Opened it up to keep the rain off the door. Closed it today and it will not close all the way. I sticks our about an inch or so and does not lock up tight against the container that holds the awning.

Anyone have this issue? Is there an adjustment that I can make? I had a new motor put in last summer when the awning extended out and would not close at all.

Appreciate any suggestions.


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Old 02-16-2013, 10:57 AM   #2
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Run it all the way out, check to make sure there is not something on the awning or in the cover. Lube the arms and try again. Most of these don't use a switch to tell the motor when the awning is in or out they will just shut down when it sees enough resistance.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:45 PM   #3
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Solved my problem. Went online and found a manual from Carefree.

There are two screws to adjust the stop points for in and out. To open or close my unit I push a button to operate the awning. So, by adjusting the in screw I was able to move the stop point in and now it is good to go.

Hope this bit of info will anybody else that comes up with this problem.

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Old 02-16-2013, 12:48 PM   #4
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Solved my problem. Went online and found a manual from Carefree.

There are two screws to adjust the stop points for in and out. To open or close my unit I push a button to operate the awning. So, by adjusting the in screw I was able to move the stop point in and now it is good to go.

Hope this bit of info will anybody else that comes up with this problem.

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Thanks for the update. How about a link to the manual ?
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:55 PM   #5
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Glad you found the fix,be careful not to adjust it to close to hard the motor does not have the best gear on the end. I found out the hard way mine shot out going down the freeway at 70.
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Here is a link to the manual.

http://www.carefreeofcolorado.com/do...e%20Manual.pdf

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Here is a link to the manual.

http://www.carefreeofcolorado.com/do...e%20Manual.pdf

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Thank you. That will be very helpful to others.
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I might add that when you had the new motor installed, there is a plastic allen screwdriver/wrench (I have seen these in orange and brown) that comes with the new motor to make the adjustments with. The repairman should have given you this. Be careful with these screws not to turn too far or you will have to do the entire adjustment all over. Don't set too tight, in or out or it can strip the end off the motor.
The new motors have a much better hex drive attachment than the old ones that only attached with 2 screws. Glad you got it fixed.
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