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    Awning not initially extending

    The Solera awning on my 2021 GD Imagine 22MLE does not initially extend. When I push the Awning Extend button on the control panel, I hear clicking noises but the awning does not extend. If I manually start the awning at the motor, extending the awning about four inches, then push the Awning Extend button it will extend okay. If I retract it all the way the same problem reoccurs when I go to Extend it. If I retract it within six inches of being fully retracted, I can push the Awning Extend button and it will work fine again. Has anyone else had this problem?
    RichardRV

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    Clicking sounds like a skipping drive gear

    Can you take the cover off and see if anything is loose
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    I will check next time I get the RV in two weeks. Why would the gear skip only when initially extending the awning when it is completely closed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardRV View Post
    I will check next time I get the RV in two weeks. Why would the gear skip only when initially extending the awning when it is completely closed?
    Orientation perhaps. No idea just a guess
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    @RichardRV Did you figure what the problem was? I haven't used my awning since last year and went to extend it and it wouldn't move. I just started troubleshooting this and not sure if I have the same exact issue. I manually extended it a few inches and then was able to extend it. I'm wondering if there's a cut or corrosion in the wiring.
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    If you have an aluminum cover on the awning the weight can cause it to not extend without a little encouragement. Also I would check the arm alignment. if the extending arm is not centered it can bind when fully retracted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcjokibbe View Post
    @RichardRV Did you figure what the problem was? I haven't used my awning since last year and went to extend it and it wouldn't move. I just started troubleshooting this and not sure if I have the same exact issue. I manually extended it a few inches and then was able to extend it. I'm wondering if there's a cut or corrosion in the wiring.
    Talking with others I concluded there was a bad point in the motor. I ordered a new motor but it had the wrong connector end (two styles are available) so I returned it. Currently I am using the old motor and either don't retract the awning all the way unless traveling or I just carry a ladder with me and manually get the awning extended a bit before using the power button to extend it further.
    RichardRV

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