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Old 07-01-2012, 02:00 PM   #1
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Awning Torsion Spring and other question on it

Hopefully someone can answer this question. We replaced our awning fabric and the torsion springs but now we can't get it to roll up the cam lock lever gets stuck and it is extremely hard to release then when we do get it to release it just spins all of the way out. What are we doing wrong? Did we not put the torsion springs in the correct way? Did we not turn them enough turns? Any advice would be great. Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-01-2012, 03:51 PM   #2
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First of all good job for not getting hurt those springs can break bones quick

This takes two people one hold the roll and one wind

This is with no turns at all on the springs

Start at the lock flip latch in the awning down position it's one turn for every foot of length and turn it away from the unit person will be standing outside the roll turning when enough turns are made put it back in the arm thats the easy one.

Do the same with the other side but it back in the arm

Try to roll up to see how true it's rolling up adj fabric in track and on roll till rolls up correct then put the screws back in the awning rail to secure.

Hope this helps

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Old 07-01-2012, 05:02 PM   #3
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If your pop rivet near the ratchet lever is too long it will jam the mechanism.
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