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Old 06-23-2008, 07:54 AM   #1
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I just spent the weekend at lake Mojave in Nevada, Mojave is just below Lake Mead and as you can guess it was HOT. The temp reached 117. Our second morning there my awning (weather pro) closed autmatically, but there was no wind. The same thing happened the rest of the trip. Does this make sence, I'm thinking the heat may have killed the sensor? as always any ideas are appreciated. thanks.
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I just spent the weekend at lake Mojave in Nevada, Mojave is just below Lake Mead and as you can guess it was HOT. The temp reached 117. Our second morning there my awning (weather pro) closed autmatically, but there was no wind. The same thing happened the rest of the trip. Does this make sence, I'm thinking the heat may have killed the sensor? as always any ideas are appreciated. thanks.
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:59 AM   #3
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If you have one, set the wind sensor switch to disable. If that stops it, maybe you have a defective unit.
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:52 AM   #4
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The Weather Pro wind sensor actually sends a signal to the control box due to a temperature change in the vortex of the sensor assembly. Normally, this temperature change is created by a constant wind speed of a predetermined range. With the unusually high temperature you've stated, I'm not surprised that the sensor was fooled into thinking that temperature change was due to a wind speed change.

As already suggested, switch it to 'disable' until the temperatures are more in alignment with what you'd consider normal for the area. If it continues to roll up then, it's possible you'll need to reset the dip switches for a different wind speed range. If that fails, the sensor may be bad.
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When I got back home where temps were a bit more nomal the awning stayed out with the sensor turned on. As always the advise here is great, thanks again.
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A&E has a retro kit for the WeatherPro.

I do not have the kit but I know one of the components is a piece of self stick foil that sticks to the top of the wind sensor. The reflective side is up and from your problem I guess this keeps the sun from causing the awning to false retract in very hot weather.

Try using contact cement to stick a circle of aluminum foil on the top of the sensor.

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Old 06-24-2008, 11:19 AM   #7
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">A&E has a retro kit for the WeatherPro. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Thanks Tom, quick question, when I look for A&E or WeatherPro on the internet I can not find them. Is there a site your aware of?
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It's on the Dometic website.
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Tom's got the answer, or at least the answer that solved my problem. Service center put a piece of reflective tape on top of my sensor when I had this problem last summer in the Phoenix area. Problem solved......
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A&E Dometic is not very responsive to phone support. When I call their response is to take it to an authorized A&E dealer.

One point in our favor though is you can go to a trailer only sales that handles A&E. You do not have to go to a motorhome dealer.

BTW, I need a new roof sensor. For the last 2 years I just use the switch or remote control to raise and lower the awning.

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