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Old 03-27-2019, 02:58 PM   #1
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Problem with Awning Motor - advice requested

Hello. I just un-winterized my Wildwood XL 254RLXL and discovered my electric awning will not extend or retract any further. It worked fine when I put it away last Fall. It is currently in the retracted position. I have 110v and 12v power okay throughout the rest of the trailer. The slide works fine. I checked all the circuit breakers and fuses and they are fine. I checked the GFI switch in the bathroom which controls the receptacles in the kitchen as well. It tested fine and reset okay. I don't know where to go next. No circuit breaker or fuse is labeled as controlling the awning motor but they all seem fine anyway.

I suppose I could pull the panel with the light/slide/pump/awning switches and verify there is power to the awning switch. All the other switches there work fine.

I'm open for ideas. Thanks for any advice you can offer.
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Old 03-27-2019, 03:14 PM   #2
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Hello. I just un-winterized my Wildwood XL 254RLXL and discovered my electric awning will not extend or retract any further. It worked fine when I put it away last Fall. It is currently in the retracted position. I have 110v and 12v power okay throughout the rest of the trailer. The slide works fine. I checked all the circuit breakers and fuses and they are fine. I checked the GFI switch in the bathroom which controls the receptacles in the kitchen as well. It tested fine and reset okay. I don't know where to go next. No circuit breaker or fuse is labeled as controlling the awning motor but they all seem fine anyway.

I suppose I could pull the panel with the light/slide/pump/awning switches and verify there is power to the awning switch. All the other switches there work fine.

I'm open for ideas. Thanks for any advice you can offer.
You have to start with the basics and that is testing for power.

Start at the switch if that is easiest, work your way in either direction the outcome warrants.

BTW... there have been reports here of things like awnings, awning lights and slides not working from the switch after using a remote fob.
I don't know if yours has this or not but thought I'd throw it out.
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Old 03-27-2019, 03:17 PM   #3
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Start at the easiest place to check for power and work your way until you either find it or lose it as the case may be. However, If you start at the motor you'll know if it's a power problem or a motor problem.

It'll be 12 volts.
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Old 03-27-2019, 03:58 PM   #4
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Just a suggestion, look for a fuse near the place the wires go to the awning. My tt has a in-line fuse under the bottom drawer of the clothes closet where the wires go through the wall to the awning.
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Old 03-27-2019, 05:50 PM   #5
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Just a suggestion, look for a fuse near the place the wires go to the awning. My tt has a in-line fuse under the bottom drawer of the clothes closet where the wires go through the wall to the awning.

Read that again. X 2 more then likely there is an in line fuse by the battery or front compartment where awning arm comes down.
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Old 03-27-2019, 08:05 PM   #6
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I would also check the 2 prong connector near the motor.pull it apart and clean the pins. Next also check the wiring in the arm for any worn spots,( this was my problem, wire worn bare and shorting out ).
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Read that again. X 2 more then likely there is an in line fuse by the battery or front compartment where awning arm comes down.

If you read my post again that is what I'm saying. The wires for the awning motor come up through the floor to the in-line fuse under the clothes closet then goes completely through the wall to the awning rail and up to the motor. There is also a second in-line fuse for the front stabilizers.
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Old 03-27-2019, 08:10 PM   #8
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If you read my post again that is what I'm saying. The wires for the awning motor come up through the floor to the in-line fuse under the clothes closet then goes completely through the wall to the awning rail and up to the motor.
Scrapper, I think Kimber45 was agreeing with you.
That's what I read.
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Does the awning motor make any noise at all? Is it a Dometic?
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Old 03-29-2019, 02:43 AM   #10
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Markb422 - No, the motor is silent. I don't know the brand of motor until I climb up on a ladder and examine it closely. It is in the retracted position and therefore is even with the top of the trailer. Therefore, I can't check it out from the ground.
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