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Old 01-21-2009, 04:43 AM   #1
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Has anyone every been so fortunate as to have the awning bent? If so what can be done about it? The roller will go up and down with manual help but, it is difficult and must be done from a ladder. Not good! I have been able to straighten it quite a bit, at first it would not do a thing. Now thw roller looks straight but the spring inside must be bent or something because it will not go up or down without the manual assist. Any thoughts?

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Old 01-21-2009, 05:01 AM   #2
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The spring is a flexible coil, so it can't really get "bent". My guess would be that there is still enough bend in the tube that the pins at each end are binding in the sleeve on the arm.

I wonder if the whatever bent the tube also caused the spring to disconnect or break? That would remove the torsion assist that the internal spring provides, requiring you to manually roll it up?

You really need a new tube - you can reuse your old fabric, torsion springs, etc. if they are not damaged.

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Old 01-21-2009, 02:46 PM   #3
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I had to have the tube on my awning replaced last year - not a job I wanted to do myself. Same awning, same awning arms, just a new tube. Mine was weather related.
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