Retractable awning- motor only works in one direction

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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.
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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.
 

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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