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Blind or Shade repair
Restringing Service for your
Blinds or Shades


If you aren’t very patient and don’t have the time to fix it yourself. The price for restringing a pleated shade is $35.00 for the first three cords and an additional five dollars for each additional cord after three. For More Information:
www.blindrepairshop.com

 

 
Don't let a minor repair ruin the look of your window treatments. 
Repair your blinds or shades for a fraction of the cost of new ones.
We'll even show you how to do it yourself with convenient & full step-by-step instructions!!!
Tips on how to recycling your shade of blind please. click here

Continuous Cord Loop

Continuous Cord Loop option is used to aide in lifting large blinds. It maintains the cord at the same length regardless of shade position. This feature is also child friendly when the cord loop is properly mounted on the wall. For many blinds, Continuous Cord Loop is optional.

Push a loop up from behind the guard. Firmly push the cord againstCord Loop a tooth edge, until the pulley moves, trapping the cord in the pulley.
Use a pencil eraser to rotate the pulley clockwise, one tooth at a time, all the way around to the other side.
A loop will remain in front of the guard. Pull the cord from behind the guard until the entire loop falls behind the guard.

Continuous Loop Lift Cord :
The continuous loop lift cord is an optional lift mechanism that consists of a single looped lift cord and clutch assembly which raises and lowers the shade. This option is highly recommended on very large shades.Clutch Cover(optional):
A:
Insert the tab of the cover into the cord-guard on the clutch.ChangeLoopCord.jpg (56648 bytes)

B:
Rotate the cover up.

C:
Lock the cover to the clutch. You should hear it click or snap in.

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Tilt Mechanisms

Replacing a tilter
Remove your blind from the window. If you have a wand tilt, remove the wand. If you have a cord tilt, remove the tassels. Next, remove a metal end piece or plastic end cap from the headrail. Slide the tilt rod out just enough to clear the tilter. Then replace the tilter and gently push down until it snaps back into place. Try operating the tilter shaft until the flat portion of the tilter rod lines up with the flat portion inside the tilter. Now you can push the rod back through the tilter and replace the end cap. For a cord tilt, make sure the tassels are even when the blind is in the open position. The tassels must be attached after the cord tilter has been installed.



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The Delmar tilt gear has been discontinued.

If you have an equal six sided tilt rod, you do not need this adapter. This Insert makes a triangle six sided shape tilt rod fit this tilt gear.

 

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Slats Do Not Turn With Tilt Gear

Some Tilt Gears Have a Clutch, After the blind is in the closed position the operator continues to turn the wand, (it turns, but not the louvers) The Cutch is to prevent the gear from breaking.

The gear needs to be set at the opposite end of the blank spot, clutch (centering it) hold the tilt gear between your fingers (where tilt rod goes through tilt gear) turning it, while you turn the wand, to make it start turning on it's own. With the slats in the open position, then slide pinion rod into tilt gear.

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Attached a wand to a tilter

the tilt mechanism inside head rail and the metal shaft that extends beneath the rail. the wand ~must be attached to the shaft there are two types of wands- hook and snap-on.

  • Hook wand: Remove the plastic sleeve from the top of the wand, slide it over the metal shaft, insert the wand hook into hole in the shaft, and slide the sleeve over the hook to complete the wand installation.
  • Snap-on wand: Push  up until the snap on connector snaps into place, through the hole in the shaft.
  • Text the wand tilter by tilting the slats fully close up and fully closed down.


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Attach the Wand Tilter

The tilt mechanism inside the headraii has a metal shaft that extends beneath the rail. The wand tilter must be attached to this shaft. There are two types of wands — hook and snap-on.

  • Hook wand: Remove the plastic sleeve from the top of the wand, slide it over the metal shaft, insert the wand hook over the hole in the shaft, and slide the sleeve over the hook to complete the wand installation.
  • Snap-on wand: Push up until the snap-on connector snaps into place, through the hole in the shaft.

Test the wand tilter by tilting the slats fully closed up and fully closed down.

 



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Cord Lock

How To Replace Blind or Shade Cord Locks

Inevitably, mechanical parts wear over time and can break from use. If you need to replace the cord lock on your blinds or shades below is a list of easy steps to replace the cord lock.
Remove the blind or shade from the window. Untie the draw cords. DO NOT cut the cord as it is measured for the length of the shade or blinds. Tip: Mark the position of the knot on the draw cords to help identify where you will retie the knot later. Pull the draw cords through the top of the cord lock mechanism. Pop the cord lock mechanism out of the blind or shade headrail. The new cord lock assembly should come completely assembled.
Insert the new cord lock into the blind or shade headrail. Press down unto the housing snaps into place. You should hear a click when it is in position.
Thread the draw cords back through the new cord lock between the pin and pawl and through the headrail. Retie the knot in the draw cords on the mark previously placed on the cords.

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CORD LOCK OPERATION

To raise or lock shade: Pull the cord down and inward, towards the center of the shade. Stay as close to the shade as is convenient.

To raise or lock Middle or Bottom Rail of the shade: Pull the cord down and inward to the center of the shade.
To lower or release Middle or Bottom Rail of the shade: Pull the cord directly downward in the vertical position.

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RV Shade (Day/Night) Restringing

Restringing a RV Shade

Cord Sizing Formula

2-cord Night shade Width + 1/2 Width + Length(drop) = x 2 = total
Example 40 x 30 ( 40 + 20 + 30 = 90 x 2 = 180" cord) 2-cord Day / Night shade add 15" to Night shade cord size. (Example = 195" cord)
4-cord shades = Double the length of the 2-cord cord and tie spring in middle of cord.

Remove the shade assembly from the installation brackets: Raise the shade all the way to compress the fabric. Loosen the tab screw on the back of each mounting bracket. Tilt the back of the headrail down to remove the rail from the brackets . Place the shade assembly on a clean work surface. Note: If you have a steel bracket without the tab screw, the shade may be removed utilizing the same tilting action.

Some blinds are held up by a spring steel clip maybe an inch long. One side will have a lip on it, the other side does not. That lip is the key. What I did was take a heavy screwdriver and tried to wedge it between that lip and the top of the blind until it released allowing the blind to drop out. Did the same thing with the other end clip.

Once the blind is removed, rest it on a hard surface. Cut the strings from both hold-downs then proceed to remove the plastic end caps on all rails with a flat head screwdriver. Remove the bottom and top rails from the blind by sliding them off then slide the bottom section of the pleated shade from the center rail. The rails slide off horizontally, and may get hung up on a knob rivet, so be firm, it will eventually slide off. Once the blind is disassembled, proceed as follows.

In the top rail, the cord will be attached to a spring on each side. The 2-cord shade and the 4-cord shade has a spring in the center of the head rail. It is important that this spring is centered when the shade is re-assembled. The cord coming from the left will run down through the left side of the night material. The cord coming from the right will run down through the right side of the night portion of the shade. The cords will cross in the center rail, so that the cord that runs down the left hand portion of the night shade, will cross over and run down through the right hand side of the day shade.

Do the same for the right hand side of the night shade. It will cross over in the center rail and run down through the left hand side of the day shade. Now the cord coming down through the right side of the day portion will once again cross in the bottom rail and exit out of the left hand side of the shade through the end cap, use a threader needle to thread the cords through the holes. Inspect the holes for any burrs or sharp edges as they may damage the cord. After threading the blind, assemble the top rail including plastic end caps.

Remember to stay within the ridges of the PVC. Insert center end caps. (If they do not include the stringing needle then get one as well). Thread the cord through the bottom end caps. There is a right and a left end cap; please check before threading. After inserting end caps, measure and cut cords to required length. After required length has been cut, see illustration on how to tie on the spring tension spool. REMEMBER: Reset the drop of your shade by tying the cord retainers where you need them to be and adjust the tension as needed by wrapping the cord around the cord retainers.

Adjusting Cord Tension on day/night RV Shade


I
f the blind goes up in a zigzag fashion then one side of the blind has more tension than the other. In this case you may be able to see which side is loose and tighten the spool on that side. If you are unsure I suggest loosening both sides and apply an equal number of turns on the spool until the blind operates correctly. If the tension is too loose then the blind will not stay in position. Again adjust both sides one at a time to place the correct tension on the strings.

My experience suggests adjusting the blind to have sufficient tension to stay in place and no more. This will give you the ability to increase tension should the spring weaken with age and it also places less tension on the strings If the string rubs against the blind mounting hardware it will fray and eventually break

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Traverse Rod Restringing

Traverse Rod Restringing     

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How to re-cord your basswood shade

Basswood Shade Restringing

  1. When re-cording your shade, thread the two ends of the pull cord up through the bottom of the cord lock between the locking dog and the cord lock housing.
  2. 2. Bring the two cord ends over the nylon pulley.
  3. 3. Your shade is equipped with two pulley hangers. Bring both pull cords through the narrow slot in the left side of the cord lock housing and thread the back cord down through the first pulley hanger and up around the back of the shade fastening it into the top of the pulley hanger on the back side of the shade.

  4. 4. The second or front cord should then be threaded over to the far left pulley hanger down the front of the shade and up to the back of the shade and fastened into the top of the pulley hanger.

re-cord your basswood shade

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Mounting Hold Down Brackets

Installing the Hold-Down Brackets
•1
Lower the blind to their full length. Insert the hold-down bracket pins into the hole in the side of the blind's endcaps.

•2
Hold the brackets against the door and mark the location of the screw holes in the brackets. Ensure the two brackets are even with each other. Remove the brackets and move the blinds out of the way.

•3
Drill pilot holes in the spots you marked and attach the brackets. When you lower the blinds, you should be able to bend the brackets back a little to allow the pin to get into the blind's endcap.

 

 

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Installing Valance Clip

Holding the Valance at a slight angle, insert the top edge of plastic strip into top portion of Valance Clip. Snap Valance securely into Valance Clip by rotating Valance into bottom portion of the Valance Clip until it clicks into place.

It is important to put on your valance clips before your hang your blinds; otherwise you will have to remove the blinds to insert valance clips. Attach valance clips to the face of the headrail and spread them evenly across the headrail to secure it in place.
Attach Valance Slide the valance clips that are mounted on the headrail so that they are aligned with the centre of the plastic strips.
Attach Valance

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Holding the valance at a slight angle, insert the top edge of the plastic strip into top portion of valance clip. Snap valance securely into valance clip by rotating valance into bottom portion of the valance clip until it clicks into place.

Vane is twisted

Keep your vertical blind vanes aligned. This is a common problem that all vertical. The most important things to keep in mind when operating your vertical blind is always turn vanes to the open position before draw your vertical blinds open. Watch for overlapping slat that will prevent your blind your vertical blind from opening.

If one of your vanes on your vertical blinds is twisted and not in line with the rest here is a simple way to adjust them. Each vertical blind is different. Some vertical blinds will self-align just by twisting them closed in one direction and then reversing and closing them in the other. If this does not fix your problem you can try to manually adjust the vertical blind vanes. Reach up to the headrail of the blinds and twist the stem that holds the vane so that it is even with the other vertical blind vanes. DO NOT force it, some vertical blinds adjust differently and cannot be twisted in this manner

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Break-Thru Safety Tassel is designed to break apart to protect children and pets. Holds up to 4 cords per tassel. Every 2 weeks a child dies from corded window coverings.

Cord Stop
• This component acts as a stopper to prevent inner cords from being pulled through the blind, which can pose the risk of entanglement.
• It is also designed to break apart under significant pressure, which may lessen the risk of entanglement in the top lift cords.

Reassembly of Cord Stop

  • Reinsert any loose cords into the top notches of
    the cord stop. There is a notch on each side.

Line up the two halves of the cord stop and snap the pieces back together.

 

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Recycle Your Shade, Vertical Blind & Venetian Blind. Keep Your window treatment out of are landfill.
When it comes to recycling blind it depends on the type. Not all window blinds are made of a recyclable material. Not all material are recyclable, aluminum and steel components can be recycled some of the plastic and vinyl may also be recyclable. Aluminum mini blinds can be taken to any metal scrap yard or if you have recycling service, you can leave your blinds out for pickup. Dismantle them and put the metal parts in the curbside recycling bin. Many recyclers require no peace being longer than 30 inches. Check with your recyclers.