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Old 03-25-2017, 11:04 PM   #1
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I have been having an issue with my small awning. It has been running very slow in and out. Now today it did not want to come back in. Eventually it did come in. Does anyone know if this is a motor issue or something else causing the problem?

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My small one is slower than the main one. Spray the rails that it travels on with CRC lube and it helps a lot. Where the little wheels are on the upright support
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Old 03-26-2017, 03:26 PM   #3
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As Shane said & also you can take the big roller housings apart a lube all the gears, motors & bushings, remove the 2 large fitter pins while up there if you haven't already(they were for alignment during installation only). IMHO though I don't think they used a heavy enough gauge wire & loose voltage due to too much length is the biggest problem, I have no solution for that.
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Old 03-26-2017, 04:51 PM   #4
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There is nothing wrong with the awning, it is a bad power supply by Redwood. I believe all of the slide awnings had issues. I personally felt is was voltage drop because of the excessive undersized wiring to the slide. Ours even had a switch in the basement which added to wire length.

Ours retracted better on steep pitch than flat. Sometimes flat it wouldn't retract at all and I had to have someone push on the arm to get it started.
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Old 03-26-2017, 07:20 PM   #5
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I have been having an issue with my small awning. It has been running very slow in and out. Now today it did not want to come back in. Eventually it did come in. Does anyone know if this is a motor issue or something else causing the problem?

Thank you
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Undersized wire.......you could try temporarily a length of larger wire (preferably 12 ga or larger) to bypass existing cable. It is my understanding that there are terminals on the motor head that you connect to with alligator clips.

Poorly crimped terminals........check and re-crimp all lead terminals. You may need to strip the insulation to get to fresh un-oxidized copper. Better yet, solder the terminal to the copper wire.

Loose terminals..........check and tighten the terminals at the motor and all switches that control the awning.

Hope this helps.
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