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Old 06-10-2016, 07:20 PM   #1
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CareFree Eclipse Awning Issue

I have a 2006 Beaver Monterrey and the electric side awning, that has a wind sensor unit, that will not extend. When attempting extend I can see the roller make about 1/2 turn and the motor with stop and reverse and retract back the 1/2 turn and then shut off. I removed the motor and tried the switch in extend mode and the motor did the same. The gear moved about 1/2 turn and then reversed and stopped. I tested the motor with my lawn tractor battery and it ran in both directions without issue. I check the voltage at the awning power and it said 13.36 DCV. Plenty of power. I opened the motor and found water. Cleaned and dried to no avail. Why would the motor reverse after 1/2 turn? Talked to CareFree. NO HELP.

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Old 06-10-2016, 07:37 PM   #2
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Because you have tested the motor and it works in both directions, I would try to eliminate the wind sensor part. I have a switch that I can turn my wind sensor off.

Look for the electrical box for the awning, mine is located in the front bay, there is a toggle switch on the side for turning off the wind sensor.
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Old 06-10-2016, 07:42 PM   #3
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Did you test the coach battery connection at the motor while trying to move the awning. That is test the voltage with load on it. A voltage reading without a load doesn't mean much.
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Thanks for the advice. I will try both of the suggestions and hopefully get this resolved. I will advise today after I give it a try. Thanks for the advice.
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