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Old 02-07-2012, 06:03 PM   #1
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Dometic awning no worky

OK so my dometic awning worked fine this morning now it won't move? I get a click sound from the rocker switch but no motor movement. Anyone have any ideas? Was installed aftermarket and I can't figure where a fuse would be

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Old 02-07-2012, 06:05 PM   #2
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Got a manual on the awning? It may have a bypass method to get it running. My Carefree does.


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Old 02-07-2012, 06:08 PM   #3
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Noppers that would make it easy lol
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Same here, calling awning co. in the morning.
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:23 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by mikron
Same here, calling awning co. in the morning.
It most be a conspiracy !!! Lmao
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:34 PM   #6
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Aftermarket installs can be difficult to figure out. Not that factory installs are easy.

A physical trace of the wires going to the switch may be your best place to start. Also, test for voltage at the switch and an ohms test of the switch.
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Hopefully they wired the awning though the 'house' accessory fuse block. I'd start by gaining access to the back of the panel that houses the awning switch and with a trouble light or V/A meter, check for power at the rocker switch. If no power there, go to the 'house' acc. fuse block and check for a blown fuse...being an 'add on', I'd check any unmarked installed fuses first or one that is labeled as 'body builder' or similar. If you do have power to the switch, check for power out of the switch with the switch activated. If you have power out, then I'd go to the motor and check for power there. If no power at the motor, probably a bad wire between the switch and the motor. Power at the motor=bad motor or look to see if there's a 'reset' button on the motor.

If 'Ugh' got involved with the install of the awning, he could have spliced into another circuit. Check to see if any other systems or fixture is not working. If so, check that circuit's fuse.

Of course, most awnings are wired for some prerequisites or lockouts, like the engine ignition can't be on for awning extension. Electron chasing can be interesting. Good luck. Bob
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Hi Tsronco,

You don't say if the awning is extended or closed. If extended consider:

1. Is the awning wet or holding water? If so, it doesn't take much to cause the motor to go into time out. These motors are notorious for bing underpowered. Remove the water load or help the motor by pushing up on the roller bar and press the retract button (good use of the remote).

2. You can manually retract the awning by loosening the screw at the end of the awning rod housing the motor. This screw is what fastens the motor shaft to the awning rod. With the screw loose one can try the awning motor. With nothing to move the motor should run.
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Guess I should have mentioned that, sorry it is closed one of the locals said its a burnt up motor that they have a habit of doing that . Fun times lol

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