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Old 07-21-2019, 09:52 AM   #1
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Dometic awning retracts after 1 hour

why does my Dometic awning retract after about 45 minutes to one hour after extending it. How can I extend my awning and have extended and retract it when I want to. I want to be able to sit and grill under my awning without fear of it retracting on its own.
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Old 07-21-2019, 10:00 AM   #2
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I disabled the wind sensor. That feature is notoriously flawed.
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Old 07-21-2019, 10:09 AM   #3
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Maybe this is the cause
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May not be the same thing, but my Sunsetter awning will retract when the wind sensor battery is low or removed. Apparently, it's a safety feature so that it doesn't get left out without 'protection' when the battery goes. Pulled my hair out over that until the CS person explained it.
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Old 07-23-2019, 08:04 AM   #5
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Sounds like wind sensor is retracting; much better to have it auto retract that be ripped off and/or damaged? If you feel there is no wind, no reason to retract, the sensor may need adjusting; otherwise, there is a switch to turn sensor off, but highly recommend leaving sensor ON if any doubt on wind/ potential wind damage. Remember, sails have moved huge ships for thousands of years.
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Old 07-23-2019, 09:15 AM   #6
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Kind of like me these days, 45 minutes to an hour in the sun and I'm ready to retract.
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