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Old 08-02-2020, 10:05 AM   #1
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Electric awning arm bouncing

I have noticed when retracting the awning I have one of my arms twisting while its being retracted.

Any idea on the cause of this behavior?
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Old 08-02-2020, 04:54 PM   #2
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Old 08-08-2020, 09:44 PM   #3
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My awning "did" the same thing. I found one of the motor to awning roller screws missing which allowed the unit to twist and bounce. That plus lubricating the track/slide helped a lot.
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Ours also does not move smoothly. Tried lubricating the slide but that did not fix it. I'll try looking at the motors to see if I am also missing a screw.
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Old 08-08-2020, 11:52 PM   #5
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With mine I noticed that the motor would wobble as it retracted. It got worse until I figured I best look. Got out a ladder and notice that there were two screws attaching it all together. One screw was missing. Replaced screw and presto ! Fixed.
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Old 08-09-2020, 12:23 AM   #6
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Electric awning arm bouncing

Two screws seems to be standard as that is my situation as well. I have a wobble even with all (both) of the screws in place. Iím thinking of adding two more so that the connection is more stable. Any thoughts?
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I think "some" wobble is ok. But mine was about to fall off..... I added a second screw and the wobble was reduced probably 90%. Then by lubricating the track it all seems good.
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Another thing that will make the arms “bounce” is your hydraulic struts. If not lubricated occasionally, they “stick”, and will cause the bounce when extending AND retracting.
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