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Omnistor windout awning

Anyone out there help!

Over the last few months it has become harder to open/close the
awning. Now the far end won't open at all. The end where the windout handle goes comes out but the other end wont budge. I have
tried the technical stuff of banging/levering but to no avail.

Any ideas!! Please!!!!

Neil
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I could well be wrong of course but I am thinking that one way or another, it has stuck inside the case.
Is it possible that the case has had a bump against a wall or in some other way become distorted? Other than that it sounds as if it may require attention from "Hillside" or "Rose Awnings" who have the equipment and parts to repair gearboxes and other components. My own instincts would be to consider persuasion but this could cause damage to the precision form of the casing.
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Awning

Well I did hit an overhanging shop sign in France about 4 1/2 years ago. But that damaged the middle of the awning cover plate and never affected the awning operating smoothly since then. It is only in the last few months or so that the problem has started.
Neil

Oh and by the way the sign deliberately jumped in front of me. Looking
for compensation probably!!
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The last awning we had and the current one (a few weeks old) does the same. There is a design problem.
Unfortunately, it is a cold, very wet dark night out there and I am not volunteering to go out with the camera!
I'll do it in the morning. IOt is usually a sliding spring-loaded piece of plastic which needs lubricating with silicone - not WD40 under any circumstances.

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Hello Niel,

We are starting to get the same problem.

When we wind out, L/H corner sticks. Wind in, L/H corner wont go in.

TM
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Photos as promised...
I am not an awning mechanic nor anything to do with Thule Omnistor so the attached is just my suggestion without any encouragement to follow it!

Best wishes
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Patrick,
Thank you for the photos. I will be at B&Q tomorrow for silicon spray.
Will give results when I have drowned the area in silicon.
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There are some helpful videos on the Fiamma site that may be of use?
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Re: Omnistor windout awning

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Anyone out there help!

Over the last few months it has become harder to open/close the
awning. Now the far end won't open at all. The end where the windout handle goes comes out but the other end wont budge. I have
tried the technical stuff of banging/levering but to no avail.

Any ideas!! Please!!!!

Neil
When ours did the same it turned out to be the end that was free causing the problem. The catch that holds the awning in wasn't clipping in and allowed the end to just drop out as soon as we started winding. This caused the other end which was still held in its clip to twist and not release. When we greased the free end catch the awning worked correctly. Mind you it was a rare old game getting the awnining out far enough to grease the catch. Hope this is of some help.
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had similar problem with mine found it was sticking on the bracket in the middle it corrodes with the whether over time i smoothed it off applied a covering of oil been good after now do it regular kenney
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