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Old 06-10-2014, 02:03 PM   #41
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how about a big round of applause to david for making a 3+ hr round trip to help a frf member?

thank you dave!

thank you dave!
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Old 06-10-2014, 02:07 PM   #42
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Two thumbs up. One less worry crossed off the 'list'. Friends helping friends, known and unknown, with word or deed or a smile and a nice hello.

Safe travels and have a great fellowship with yours and those around you.
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Old 06-10-2014, 02:20 PM   #43
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Well, I would love to say that years of experience and training afforded me the knowledge to perform the reapirs on bigjohnd's awning. But, I can't. Just went through basic checks starting with trying to roll it out by hand. Would not budge. Was able to pull plug in channel to unplug awning motor (heard before that they had auto shut off and would reset if disconnected a while) Just a wild shot. While waiting for motor to wake up I checked fuses and found two fuses that showed trouble code when touched. Crimped the clips a little tighter and the codes went away. Checked breakers and fuses near battery. Went back to awning and tried unrolling it again. Came out easy this time. Direct wired 12V to the motor wires and it ran fine. Checked voltage at loose end of supply wires, no voltage. Went back to panel, a different fuse was blown. Replaced it and tested switch. All working like new.
The only thing I can figure is that several things worked together to cause motor to lock up. First, the 2 fuses that were loose fitting. And, I found that the tension nuts on the articulating arms were tightened down, causing motor to strain to open and close with arms stiff. BigjohnD's wife said the motor has never been so quiet as now. I assume the nuts were too tight all along and the motor strained until it finally shut down. But all is well now. God is good.


PS. That is the longest awning I've ever seen!
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Old 06-10-2014, 02:24 PM   #44
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And did I mention, John's mom and dad are good friends of mine and live a few miles from me? I knew John when he was a little kid and lived a few streets over from me. But haven't seen him since late 80s.
Now I've gone put things in perspective. There you all were thinking I was a great guy. Ha.
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Old 06-10-2014, 02:26 PM   #45
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God is good.

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Thank-you for being a friend, Dave. We should all pass that along.
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Old 06-10-2014, 02:48 PM   #46
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You are still a good guy, Dave, whether you know John or not! Thanks for helping a brother FROG out!
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Old 06-10-2014, 02:56 PM   #47
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I would try changing the switch first.I think you can try a light switch its a single pole .If not it got to be in the motor or you can check all your breakers bc pulling it can loosing up the wires when bouncing down the road
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Old 06-10-2014, 03:00 PM   #48
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I would try changing the switch first.I think you can try a light switch its a single pole .If not it got to be in the motor or you can check all your breakers bc pulling it can loosing up the wires when bouncing down the road
You could also make a fused jumper to manually open and close the awning (at the switch location) in a pinch.
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Old 06-10-2014, 03:14 PM   #49
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And now, if the rain holds off, I'm back on my issue witht eh frig not cooling. AFter about 18 hours on 120V, it was at 40 degrees this morning, but back up to 46 now and has not been opened. Gonna turn all the fans over.
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Problem solved. Awning back up and running.

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How about a big round of applause to David for making a 3+ hr round trip to help a frf member?

Thank you Dave!
Yes, X10! Thank you Dave!

It's guys like you that make me proud to be in this fine company of folk. Stop by our camp at Goshen and the beer's on me!
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