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Old 03-12-2016, 05:37 PM   #1
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Need Advice on Electric Awning Issue

So I thought the motor on my Solera awning had a flat spot on a gear or the motor windings. The awning will not extend without me manually extending the awning 6". After that it is fine except for a slight skip in the action.

Turns out the right extending arm is binding on the stationary arm when fully closed. Can I adjust this misalignment or do I need to "tweak" the arm a little? It appears that the motor is already cocked to the left which is the direction the arm needs to twist. Any ideas?Click image for larger version

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Old 03-12-2016, 05:51 PM   #2
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Google Solera parts. That head you are looking at may not be out of alignment.

I have not had trouble extending it. Mine gave me trouble retracting when it sounded like it was pulling the mounts out of the TT wall. I am still watching it as it only happened twice.

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Old 03-12-2016, 06:27 PM   #3
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You can tweak it........After lots of highway miles, you might need to again...I've had to a few times...no big deal
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Old 03-12-2016, 07:15 PM   #4
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You can tweak it........After lots of highway miles, you might need to again...I've had to a few times...no big deal

Excellent! I'll give it a try.
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Old 03-13-2016, 03:38 PM   #5
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Haven't had any problems like that on my Solera. I just have problems with the extension arms not staying in place- probably stripped bolt on one end. It came this way. Are you under warranty still?
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Old 03-13-2016, 04:02 PM   #6
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You can tweak it........After lots of highway miles, you might need to again...I've had to a few times...no big deal
X's 2 I have to tweak mine all the time. Alot of it has to do with the support you use....
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