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Old 02-01-2014, 08:15 PM   #1
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Move tv antenna crank arm?

Our TV antenna crank arms stops (when the antenna is down resting on the roof) in such a way as to block a cabinet door.

Is there a way to move the stop position roughly a quarter turn more?

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Old 02-01-2014, 08:23 PM   #2
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Could you just back it up a quarter turn. Guessing it would have minimal impact on antenna position.
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Old 02-01-2014, 08:26 PM   #3
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I would pull the crank handle and see if it can be moved without issue.
I think there is just the one screw holding it on.
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Old 02-01-2014, 09:59 PM   #4
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You can remove the handle with an Allen wrench and reposition it as desired. I can't remember what size fits it, but whatever size it is came in my standard Stanley brand set!
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Old 02-01-2014, 10:13 PM   #5
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Yup, just move it. 90 degree increments.

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Old 02-03-2014, 07:44 PM   #6
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OP here with an update -

Yup, an Allen wrench loosens the crank arm so it can be rotated away from the cupboard door swing.

But I noticed that the whole antenna doesn't rotate. That's when the antenna is raised and you try to spin it around. So it's either frozen up (although was in the 40's when I was trying to move it), needs lubrication, was held up on something, etc.

When I try to spin the round thing in the coach, I can see through a vent that the antenna wiggles but it just doesn't move. Yes, I pulled the other piece down first.

Backstory is the antenna was removed and remounted so thinking its related to that.
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:12 PM   #7
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Sounds like the crank gear is broken. A new one costs about $10 and takes 30 minutes to install. I found out the hard way not to "keep cranking the antenna up until you hear clicking" as I was told when I bought it. Now, I labeled the handle to only turn it 14 times to raise.

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