retractable awning repair

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Old 06-10-18, 11:24 AM
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retractable awning repair

I have a manual gear box that is currently making a lot of noise when I open/close the awning.
Can I just pop the assembly off and replace with a new one or do I have to worry about an internal torsion assembly?
Is there any way to try lubricating it before removal?
 
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Old 06-10-18, 01:59 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

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It would be most helpful if we had some idea of what you are working on.
A make and model would be good for a starter.
 
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In the awnings I've worked on there is no spring loaded tension thingy. They rely on the design of the gearbox to prevent them from moving. Usually it's just a worm gear on a worm/spur gear... pretty simple. You can try opening the gearbox and seeing if lubing will help. If it just started you might be able to save it. If you open it and the gears are chewed up or worn thin it's best to look for a replacement.
 
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