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Old 03-18-2014, 07:58 PM   #1
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Another Dometic awning issue

We have a 2007 Georgetown 378, we just had the motor replaced on our awning because it burnt out. Before it was replaced the motor would work ok, then it got to where it was like it was powered by a battery only. It would start out fine then slow down, as if the battery was going dead. It would do this for a few turns then quit. It would take anywhere from two to three of these trips to roll our it in. I thought that replacing the motor it would fix this problem, NOT. We are still experiencing this problem. Anyone have any suggestions.

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Old 03-18-2014, 08:06 PM   #2
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Just a SWAG, but maybe the torsion spring is broken or binding on the other end. IF, you decide to investigate, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE IT WITHIN 6"-8" OF THE STOW POSITION AND GET A PR OF VISEGRIPS ON THE FLANGE STICKING DOWN IN THE ARM AND HOLD ON TO THE VISE GRIPS WHEN YOU PULL THE END OUT OF THE ARM. IT IS A VERY DANGEROUS OPERATION. Better to have the dealer work on it.

I'm pretty sure to pull the spring out, you have to drill the rivets out of the tube also after you unwind the spring. If the spring is broken, you won't need to count the turns on it, but jic it isn't, count how many turns it takes to release all the tension.

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Old 03-18-2014, 09:25 PM   #3
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Corroded or faulty connections can cause this, the motor likely has a thermal limiter, as it gets warmer the motor slows down and finally opens the limiter.
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