Hunter Douglas PowerRise Blinds Motor Problem

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Old 01-24-20, 09:03 PM
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Hunter Douglas PowerRise Blinds Motor Problem

Our PowerRise blinds started having problems going up and down. The motor started making loud squealing noises when moving. It seemed like the motor or gears were binding-up. I finally ended up taking the blinds apart, removing the motor, getting the motor specs and ordering a new motor from Ebay. The replacement motor fit perfectly. After re-assembling, it worked just like new...any much quieter.

The motor spec is: Copal DC Gear Motor LA16G-324SH, 50:1 300RPM, 12V (4.8-14.8V).

Also, years previously, the blinds weren't working, even after replacing the batteries. I found that the far end of the tube where the batteries are stacked was dirty and not making electrical contact. I put some steel wool on the end of w wooded dowel and stuck down the tube and after turning around and around many times and reinserting the batteries, things worked again...
 
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Old 01-25-20, 04:20 AM
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Do you have a question about fixing your blinds???
 
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Old 01-25-20, 07:52 AM
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Solution posted as an FYI

I posted the info as an FYI because I couldn't find any helps from the internet searches I did when I encountered the problem. I wanted to post the solution in case someone else had the same issue with the blind's motor.
 
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Old 01-25-20, 06:47 PM
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You might want to check out the projects section of the site.

https://www.doityourself.com/projects/create-project
 
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How do you remove the motor? Could you please send a picture. Thx
 
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Old 03-28-20, 11:28 AM
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That is a combination motor and gear drive unit. The clip to the left of the motor holds it in place.

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How you do remove the motor from the base?
Thank you
 
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Old 03-28-20, 01:47 PM
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Using a small screwdriver at the yellow line..... lift that white tab up slightly and slide the motor to the right.

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Great!! Thank you!
And on the other side of the base, Do I have to separate the plastic tube?
By chance do you know which remote control model pairs with this motor base?
 
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Old 03-28-20, 03:12 PM
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No... I'm not sure what remote pairs with that operator.
The OP mentioned PowerRise but I don't see that listed on their site.
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Not sure about separating the tube.
If the motor doesn't slide out then you may need to disassemble more of the unit.
 
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Thank you for your hepl!!!!!
 
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