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Old 08-04-2012, 05:11 PM   #1
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Power awning goes up anytime it wants to

I have had this problem since I purchase the motor home. The Dometic Weather Pro - Power Awning will retract all by itself at any time. Most times it is something that I live with and it would go in once a week or so. But this time at a new park, it is going in 5 or 6 times a day. I do have a remote that can be used but we keep that hidden. It has the wind sensor, but there is absolutely no wind at all. I do not want to dis-able the wind sensor feature as one day it might be needed if I am not home. It has never gone out on its own and it is only the main awning and not the small awning over the entrance door.

Any suggestions as to what could be triggering the unit to go in...IE: TV remotes or the likes of that.

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Old 08-04-2012, 05:15 PM   #2
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Our Dometic awning also goes up by itself. Seems to happen on very hot days when it's in the sun. Went up this week when the temps were around 90. No wind. I believe it has to do with the temp affecting the sensor. Don't know how but there seems to be a correlation between heat and awning retracting.
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:25 PM   #3
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Hi Jillie
The heat trigger the awning to go would fit my case as well. it is hat out there today. I will try and see if i can stop it by cooling down the sensor some how. This sounds like it will be a work in progress.
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:33 PM   #4
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Locate the control box, this is a fairly large black box with a rocker seitch on it, Should be somewhere inside the motor home near the front control arm on the awning.

(Mine is in a cubbord over the door)

On the left side is a small toggle switch

This disables both the wind sensor and the ignition interlock.

If you have the older Weather pro with the little "lihtouse" up on your roof.. You won't ever get it to work right, that sucker simply does not work. PERIOD,
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It probably is the heat because I read a description recently of how the wind sensors work and I do believe it is by somehow measuring the difference in the heat on two resistors. Maybe even a good cleaning of the sensor would help.

Having said all of that, many of us have given up and just don't trust the auto retract feature so we've disabled it altogether. I'd never leave with the awning extended.

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It has the wind sensor, but there is absolutely no wind at all. I do not want to dis-able the wind sensor feature as one day it might be needed if I am not home.
We have a Weather Pro also, and I would never go away with the awning out, even though our wind sensor works fine. I have seen many automatic awnings torn apart by microbursts or wind gusts that destroy the awning before the wind sensor activates. Sometimes if the wind is from the wrong direction the awning does not retract. Normally we operate the awning with the wind sensor disabled.
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:18 PM   #7
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104F retracts the awning automatically

A friend came over and we got to talking about the power awning. He has checked the manual before on this and found the awning will go in when temp get to 104F and also has a low temp sensor that give an beep alarm is temp goes below freezing. I have not got out the book on this yet, but I tried a damp cloth on the sensor yesterday and so far today and awing has not gone in yet. Problem seems to be solved, hot weather brings it in. Just curious as to why it would use 104F as the point at which to bring it in. Is there damage done to the material or motors after that temp.
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