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Old 05-10-2021, 08:50 AM   #1
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Winegard Sensar Antenna Question

The older Winegard antenna that came on my recently purchased 1999 Discovery would not crank up and the gears were slipping. So I ordered a Sensar IV antenna and switched out the gears and antenna, leaving the existing base. Now the antenna raises and lowers very smoothly. However, I noticed that when I have it raised and then rotate it, it does not lock into place. It just swings freely. It seems like the wind would move it around. So my question is this: Is it supposed to lock into place after you rotate it?
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The older Winegard antenna that came on my recently purchased 1999 Discovery would not crank up and the gears were slipping. So I ordered a Sensar IV antenna and switched out the gears and antenna, leaving the existing base. Now the antenna raises and lowers very smoothly. However, I noticed that when I have it raised and then rotate it, it does not lock into place. It just swings freely. It seems like the wind would move it around. So my question is this: Is it supposed to lock into place after you rotate it?
Simple answer is yes.
Something is still broken.
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Should be a ring mounted to inside ceiling with dimples in it. The sprinloaded ring on the shaft has the buttons that line up on it
Spring is held on with a clip I think. Did it slip out of place possibly?

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The ring and spring are there. Pull down on the ring and rotate the antenna no issue. The ring seems to snap back in place like it should. But when I go on the roof the antenna spins around freely. So it's not locking into place. It's weird because it's really a simple mechanism. Obviously I'm overlooking something.
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The ring and spring are there. Pull down on the ring and rotate the antenna no issue. The ring seems to snap back in place like it should. But when I go on the roof the antenna spins around freely. So it's not locking into place. It's weird because it's really a simple mechanism. Obviously I'm overlooking something.
To my understanding the directional handle with shaft (piece with tab) P/N RP-6300 locks into gear housing P/N RP-2049 atop the roof. Something internal sheared off likely.

Pull the assembly down from inside an have a look. If that is good you will have to pull the base on the roof and check it out too.
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