Wind out awning not fully retracted

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  1. DavidG58

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    We have an Omnistor wind out awning, it is 5.5m long which I think may be the reason why one end does not fully pull in. I recently had an issue where when half out I could not wind out or in, it was like the cogs were slipping. Then it moved again and I wound it in but the front end is still stuck at a slight angle. Is there anything that an poor DIYer can try, or is it a service job?

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    Are you sure there are no twigs or leaves stuck to the roof of the awning?

    We couldn't wind ours in once until I cleared a load of acorns that had landed on it while it was out.

    If you are not sure wind it right out and then reduce the front leg height far enough for you to see right to the top of the awning. if there is debris use a brush to sweep it off.

    Good luck:thumb:
     
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    We once had similar trouble with ours when the legs were clipped back in wrongly (foot turned the wrong way round).
     
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    Not sure about the Omnistor but we had this problem two weeks ago with our Fiamma.
    The gearbox was slipping and it would not wind fully in. I ordered and fitted a new gearbox and the problem was sorted. Hope yours is as easy to fix.:thumb:
     
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    On the Fiamma company website the are all series of videos demonstrating how to fix different awning problems. I'm sure there is one describing the fix for your problem. I know it's a different brand but it might point you in the right direction.
     
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    We have had that problem too


    Several times - usually on the side I have put the leg in.
     
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    Thanks for this, I had wound in a 12" twig that had done 2 loops and left a decent crease, no idea how but think it was a rainfall related hurry. Things are better but not fully fixed yet

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