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Old 05-30-2019, 09:35 AM   #1
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Frugal Dometic awning motor replacement

Last night we were expecting rain storms so I closed my electric awning. Today I tried to open it and all I hear is a click on the outside . Can they get stuck ? And what is there to do to unstick it?
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Did you loosen the adjustment knobs (if equipped) before closing?

If you didn't, have someone pull on the arm(s) while trying to open.
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X2 what 5picker said
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Old 05-30-2019, 11:19 AM   #4
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Did you loosen the adjustment knobs (if equipped) before closing?

If you didn't, have someone pull on the arm(s) while trying to open.
Yes thanks, I always leave them loose just incase it rains the awning can drop to empty the rain water
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Old 05-30-2019, 11:27 AM   #5
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Are these awning under any type of spring tension, like the slide toppers? I'm thinking about pulling out the awning from the arm assembly to see if the arms move freely in and out.
Of course I will do 1 side at a time .
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Old 05-30-2019, 11:57 AM   #6
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As far as I can tell the motor side has no spring tension but the other side will attack you if not done properly. We are at a campsite till Saturday so I probably wont mess with it here. Knowing my luck the rain will end and sun will shine now.oh well AC still working.
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Old 05-30-2019, 12:05 PM   #7
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So... did you try to pulling on an arm while someone is pushing the switch?
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So... did you try to pulling on an arm while someone is pushing the switch?
Yes I wont move , just makes a clicking noise at the motor while I pull it.
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Old 05-30-2019, 12:36 PM   #9
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I think there is a Allen screw on the top at the motor side that will release it so I can manually pull it open . Then put the screw back in to hold it out . Maybe I should just try this method. Then use my emergency pull down rope that came with the packet to raise it back up when we leave
Then replace the screw
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So... did you try to pulling on an arm while someone is pushing the switch?
Yes did nothing , just clicking at the motor
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