Retractable awning- motor only works in one direction

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  1. Jul 29, 2019 #1

    FJVaughn

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    I have a Solair retractable awning that is 20 or so years old (my guess). Currently when I press the button for the awning to go out, it doesn't do anything. After pulling it out manually with the crank, I am able to retract it via the switch. This has been going on for over a year. This weekend the switch and am still having the same issue. Motor sounds fine and functions well, but only in one direction.
    Thoughts?
     
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    jeffmattero76

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    Not an expert, but it sounds to me like a wire came loose from the motor.

    If the switch is hard wIred (not remote control), the loose or broken wire might be at the switch.
     
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    Steve123

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    What do you mean by "motor sounds fine" ? ----- Can you hear the motor running but the awning is not moving ?
     

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