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Old 05-30-2024, 02:13 PM   #1
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Dometic 9100 awning spring

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I'm replacing the fabric on my 9100 power awning. Everything is going pretty smoothly, until it comes time to wind up the spring (9 turns per the Dometic manual.) As I understand it the spring should be fully wound when the awning is extended, and the spring tension assists with retracting the awning. In other words, there should be little/ no tension on the spring when the awning is fully retracted.

The way the manual describes it is exactly the opposite of what I have described above, so it has me confused. Somebody give me a sanity check here- does the spring tension assist with extending the awning or retracting it?

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Old 05-30-2024, 03:16 PM   #2
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Are their directional arrow on the end caps that show what direction to wind it?
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Old 05-30-2024, 08:26 PM   #3
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Are their directional arrow on the end caps that show what direction to wind it?
No. And even if there were it wouldn’t really answer my question.
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Yes, the spring tension assists in retracting the awning. I've seen it done backwards and it powered the awning out on a manual awning.
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