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Old 09-14-2018, 08:03 AM   #1
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Dometic Oasis-elite front door remote power awning on my 07 Fleetwood

I went to retract my door awning and as it came back it slammed hard, then went right back out. It won't roll back now. The motor just spins (in either direction) while using the remote control. Some component failed, perhaps a gear?
I called Dometic for a parts diagram to see how the motor attaches to the awning roller but they told to contact one of their dealers in my area. I'm currently traveling in my motor home, imagine that? Thank you Gorilla tape, at least I can drive.
Anyone have ideas or experience?
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:49 AM   #2
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There is a little pot metal coupling between the motor and the spring loaded awning. They are notorious for wearing out. There are some threads in this forum about "how to repair". I tried it with limited success. Now mine is cable tied in the retracted position.


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The motor has a "D" shaped output shaft that fits into a "D" shaped hole in a pot metal female connector to the awning roller. The pot metal connector hole stripped out so the shaft just spins in it. When that happened to mine, I drilled and tapped a 1/4" hole in the pot metal connector and inserted a grub screw that sat on the flat of the "D" shaped output shaft, locking it in place. Took about two hours and it has not had a problem since.
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Here is a quick overview.

First, remove the two piece motor cover on the awning. Note: this picture is from the end of the job when I was testing that it worked. Attach the wires properly! You can also see where I drilled the hole in the plastic motor mount to insert the grub screw, read on:
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Then remove the motor and the plastic motor mount. You can see the "D" shaped motor shaft.
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That will expose the pot metal female connector that has been stripped out by the motor shaft. Drill and tap a hole (I used 1/4x20).
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Then drill an access hole (3/8") in the plastic motor mount, attach the plastic motor mount to the awning, then insert a grub screw through that hole and thread the screw (use blue loctite) into the female shaft, making sure to index it so the screw hits the flat on the motor shaft.
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Install plastic motor cover.
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Ok, great. Thanks, I will attack this when I get home. I really appreciate your help and posting of the photos!!
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