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Old 07-30-2021, 11:01 PM   #1
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Dometic 9100 Patio Awning Stutters

As from the title, I have a Dometic 9100, power patio awning on my RV. It extends as expected, without issue. However, while it's retracting, at about the halfway point, it begins to "stutter." It's a loud, annoying sound accompanied by a vibration that gets worse as the awning approaches the fully closed position. It eventually shakes the entire motorhome. And it gets worse during cold weather.

My next door neighbors understandably hate both it and me if I forget to close the awning until midnight or 1:00 in the morning.

I've tried oiling all the joints with a light machine oil, but to no avail.

So, I need suggestions of what to look for and what to try in order to stop the awning's stutter. (Other than setting an alarm clock for 10:00 PM!)

Thanks in advance.
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Try a bit of silicon lubricant in the shafts of the struts. That will usually fix that issue.
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Mine does the same thing. Oiling the gas struts helps a little. I bought new gas struts, but haven't put them on yet.
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Where did you find the struts? I'm looking for some but the places I've checked say "These should work".

I'm not interested in "should".

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