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Old 04-05-2012, 01:34 AM   #1
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Day/Night Shades.

Our coach has a couple of powered day/night shade in the living room area.
The 12v switch operates the shade up or down. On one side the shade stopped working.
I checked and there is power to the switch. However the motor in the shade does not operate.
The shade is a Hunter Douglas with a Somfy motor. The motor is inside the roller shade and looks like a cylinder 1" in diameter and about a foot long.
Has anyone had the problem? Do you know how to check the motor or even take it apart? Or where to order parts??
Thanks, Iver.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:29 AM   #2
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I have the same problem with a power sun shade over the drivers side. I took mine apart and cleaned the motor out and got it to work again. I looked up Somfy motors online and saw that they want like $300 for a motor !
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:18 PM   #3
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Those are nice shades and motors. I use them on my home theater. Yes they are expensive, but they do the job. deSanford
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Old 04-06-2012, 03:28 AM   #4
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I decided to do a little test with the switch. 12v going in....0v coming out.
I bypassed the switch and ran power directly to the shade motor.
The motor ran okay.
So I removed the switch.( I think the thing is made in France??)
There is a circuit board on it and I noticed a small break (burn-out) in one of the small copper paths. I dabbed a small amount of solder to bridge the gap, replaced the switch and it all works again.

However, I don't think the switch is automatically stopping the blind when it should and I think that is what may have burned out the small circuit when it stalled the motor. It is necessary now to make sure to turn off the switch when the blind gets to the top.

I will have to find a source for the switch now in case this one goes again.

Thanks for your replies, Iver.
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