Maggiek, Arms Misalignment is a sign your awning has slipped on the round tube. I just recently had the same problem. When closing the awning
(rolling up) the arms do not align, prevents complete closing.
Here is what you have to do. Open your awning about 5ft, attach tie down
straps (the ones with hooks on each end) to the top of the wall rail, hook one of the hooks to the top of the wall channel. Hook the other end to the
end of the extended channel at the point where the round tube is attached.
Do this at both ends of the awning. Adjust the tie down straps so they are equal in length, about 5FT. Now using the electric motor on the awning, unroll the awning all the way. It will sag way down. Don't worry, you have to relieve the tension on the awning so you can slide it on the two grooves
on the tube. Your awning should be equal distance on each end of the round tube from the end. You may have to roll the awning up and down
several times to get it properly aligned to close all the way with the arms
closing completely. This will align your awning on the tube to roll up straight on the round tube. Make sure you remove the tie downs before closing the awning all the way after shifting the awning on the tube.
After you have aligned the awning to roll up straight, open the awning all
the way for a final step of placing a "POP" rivet on the seam edge on the opposite end of the motor. The pop rivet should be between the two
grooves on the tube on the edge in the seam to prevent the awning ever slipping again on the tube. You should use a 3/16" button head aluminum
rivet with a aluminum mandrel. ( the part that snaps off) Your drill bit
should be a 3/16" size bit for drilling the hole. If need, I can provide pictures for this procedure. You should also place a stainless screw on the channel on the wall to hold the awning in place to prevent slipping on the wall groove.
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