Here's the wording from page 17 of the doc. If you are like me and use the mobile app most of the time, the docs aren't available. Or at least I don't know how to see them in the app.
Thanks for the education in this thread! My motor has been replaced twice, once by Lazy Days and once by myself. I didn't pin anything or have any tension release. But then I didn't take apart the left side either. So now I'm wondering if my awning is screwed up? One more thing to check out when the weather gets cooler
But at least now I have more information.
Place correct (torsion crank assembly) adapter over LH top casting. Then place and tighten hex head screw through adapter and into top casting. See (FIG. 15).
See subsection, “A. Required Kits” on page (4) for torsion crank assembly.
IMPACT OR PINCH HAZARD. Use extreme care when [winding / unwinding] top casting. If NOT controlled, rapid casting spin off will occur. Spring tension will attempt to spin the top casting and/or fabric roller tube quickly and unexpectedly. Failure to obey this warning could result in death or serious injury.
Note the position of LH top casting for winding start position. Then carefully and slowly turn top casting 9 turns (revolutions) clockwise to apply torsion spring tension. See (FIG. 37).
If awning is installed on RV and extended 2 revolutions (turns) from awning rail, ADD 2 turns for a total of 11
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