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Old 08-15-2020, 04:53 PM   #1
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Awning wonít retract properly. Latch issue

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Just replaced my main awning fabric and i am experiencing an issue retracting it. Issue seems to be related to the latch. It keeps engaging and stops the awning from rolling up about every quarter turn of the awning. I then have to click the latch to open again to get it to move another quarter turn. It is acting the same way it does when you are pulling the awning down to prevent it from rolling back up when you donít want it to.

i pulled the springs out and checked them and the latching mechanism and nothing appeared out of order. Also triple checked to make sure I would the springs on both sides correctly and the same number of turns. I am stumped. Has anyone run across this before?
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How old is your awning when I had to replace a spring on the front side of my awning 2001 they had changed the latch workings. You may have the older type. The older type had a little coil spring that rusted out and wouldn't hold the latch in place to roll up. I rebent the spring so it worked so I now have a spare. Can you take a piece of duck tape to old the latch to the roll up position then when it's up take the awning rod and remove the tape. May work till you decide to take it all apart again.
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How old is your awning when I had to replace a spring on the front side of my awning 2001 they had changed the latch workings. You may have the older type. The older type had a little coil spring that rusted out and wouldn't hold the latch in place to roll up. I rebent the spring so it worked so I now have a spare. Can you take a piece of duck tape to old the latch to the roll up position then when it's up take the awning rod and remove the tape. May work till you decide to take it all apart again.
I was able to get it working. I pulled it apart again and doused it with penetrating oil. Put it back together and it worked. Thanks!
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