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Old 05-28-2013, 07:41 PM   #1
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Stuck awning-help!

I'm camping with some friends who are in a 2011 Mountaineer 345DBQ. The awning is stuck and will not extend. It seems like the motor is frozen or jammed. Any ideas? Thanks.
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I'm camping with some friends who are in a 2011 Mountaineer 345DBQ. The awning is stuck and will not extend. It seems like the motor is frozen or jammed. Any ideas? Thanks.

Not sure about your model, but there is usually a manual "switch" or directional gear changer on one end of the awning that pulls down.
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You say "motor" making us assume this is an electric awning. Is this one that has manual clips/clamps that hold it in place while traveling? If so, did they release them? Is it making noise when you try to drop it? If not, do we have a blown fuse?

Does it have a manual override with a wand to hand crank it down? Just some ideas to look for.

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Did anyone bother to check the fuses??????????
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It is an electric awning. There are no clips to hold it in place. There isn't any noise from the motor, just a clicking at the switch. And we have checked all the fuses.
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The last thing I'd want to do is to somehow get it open , then not be able to get it retracted....I'd wait 'till I got home to investigate in detail.

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The last thing I'd want to do is to somehow get it open , then not be able to get it retracted....I'd wait 'till I got home to investigate in detail.

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agree. leave it retracted and check it out when you are home. you need to check the back of the switch to see if you have voltage at one side of the switch. if so, close the switch (to activate motor) and verify the voltage is now at the other switch terminal. if that is good, then check to see if voltage is getting to the motor. if no voltage at the switch, you need to work your way back to the fuses and then to the voltage source.
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