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Old 09-02-2015, 07:16 AM   #1
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Power awning trouble

We have been having awning problems, its been hit or miss if it even works, sometimes it sounds like it struggles to move, anyone else see this, its a power awning on our 2014 334 eagle
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:39 AM   #2
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Have you tried lubricating all the moving parts??? We have a power awning on our 2014 Eagle and just keep it lubed with a good silicone spray and have had no problems.
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:47 AM   #3
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yes, I have lubed all moving parts, I think the motor is weak, but not sure where it is.
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Have you tried lubricating all the moving parts??? We have a power awning on our 2014 Eagle and just keep it lubed with a good silicone spray and have had no problems.
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Old 09-02-2015, 09:16 AM   #4
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If you have 2 people have one push up on the roller tube while the other holds the switch in.. Mine hates the first 6" of travel then is OK I replaced the motor last spring and the new one is doing the same thing after a few days so that was a waste of money.
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Old 09-02-2015, 09:21 AM   #5
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The motors are on the end cap of usually the front facing arm. If your strong arms are rusting or too rigid it could be adding addtional pressure on the motor. Lubing them and moving the awing in and out while doing so could help.

What brand power awning is it? If Dometic do you notice a severe bowing where the arms are mounted on the bottom pivot point while moving? If so your arms could be the issue and need replacement.

Are your arms adjustable? If so make sure the star locks are completely loose or this will put added stress on the arms which could result in a failure.
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Old 09-02-2015, 10:55 AM   #6
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Could also be a bad electrical connection somewhere in the system causing low voltage to the motors. Check any connections you can to make sure they a mated securely and there is no corrosion.
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Motor sounds like it's giving up to me.
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The motors are weak on the awnings. When mine sounds like it is going to give up. I clean the slides very well, and lubricate them with Tri-Flow, but spray silicone works too. That is where I would start. Next check the voltage at the motor, you'll need to remove the cover and have someone press the button, while using a voltmeter. Watch out for pinch points. Also your unit should have came will a long jumper cable for powering the awning from a vehicle battery. Look for it, and try using it. That should tell you if you do not have enough power available to the motor. Corroded power connections could easily causing to much resistance for the motor.
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If all the mechanical bits are lubed and working well then the electrical portion is the next thing to check and the first thing on that check list should be the ground wire.
Let us know what is turns out to be.
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good info, my arms do bow when its out, it also struggles trying to go out, so I will check the motor, can you access the motor while in or out, does it matter, also, one thing I didn't mention, it seems llike after it rains is when the problem occurs.
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