Was opening up the MH this morning (Freedom Elite 30FE) to get it ready for (hopefully) a trip in early June, and went to deploy the awning.
Nothing happened when I pressed the rocker switch either for deploy or retract.
Checked the 15 amp fuse with an ohm meter and it was ok.
Removed the 4 screws holding the switch assembly and checked for power at the switch. Had 13.35 v.
I went into the Thor owner resource site for my particular model and looked for a wiring schematic for the awning. Found installation data but no wiring diagram.
Did a google search for a solara wd and found one.
Here is where I got confused. The wd shows 4 wires (red, black, blue and white) going into the rocker switch. The switch on my MH has six wires ( red, white (2), green/yellow(2) and red/black. I donít know where all these wires go, but at the awning motor, according to the wd, there should only be two wires.
I decided to see if I could deploy the awning manually by using a ratchet and socket and (because itís so slow that way) got it about two inches into deployment.
I then decide to try the awning switch and this time the awning fully deployed (and) was able to retract. I searched for and found no loose wires.
So, now my questions are:
What could have caused the awning motor to freeze up without blowing a fuse and does anyone have an idea why there are so many wires at the switch?
Thanks for any replies.