How to Repair Mini Blinds
Need some help fixing or repairing your mini blinds? We’ve got answers to frequently asked questions and common issues.
Always refer to your specific product guide for additional assistance. Don’t forget – you can call us for service assistance at 800-505-1905.
How to Repair Mini Blinds
My mini blind slats will not lower.
Push up on the bottom rail of the blind with force and pull the lift cord sharply toward the tilter mechanism. For larger blinds, this may require more than 1 person.
My mini blinds will not tilt, or my slits will not turn.
Sometimes the tilt rod can become disconnected from the tilt mechanism in the headrail due to handling during shipment. This causes the tilt mechanism to move while the slats stay in place. To fix this, first remove the blind from the window. When you look at the headrail you will see a metal rod that runs the length of your headrail. You should also see where the tilt mechanism is housed. Gently push the end of the tilt rod back into the space where the tilt mechanism is located.
Tip: If you push the rod through, you will get a more secure tilt positioning. Replace the blind in the window.
Replacing a Wand Tilter
First, remove the blind from your window, then remove the wand. To proceed, remove the metal end brace or plastic end cap from the headrail. Next, move the tilt rod out of the wand tilter. Replace the tilter and push it down until it snaps back into place. Then turn the tilter shaft until the flat portion of the rod lines up with the flat portion inside the tilter. Push the rod back through the tilter and replace cap/brace.
Restringing a Blind
If the cords are not broken, you do not have to remove the blind. Begin by removing the ladder cap from the underside of the bottom rail. Now that the ends of the cords are exposed within the bottom rail, pull them out slightly. Cut the old cord above the knot and weld the ends of the old and new cord together using a lighter or match. Roll the joined cords between your fingers to create a smooth weld.
From the cord lock side, gently pull the tassel toward the left and this will pull the new cording through the same path. When the cording gets to the desired length for the controls to be, tie a knot in the ends by the bottom rail and cut off the excess. Replace the tassel and repeat process for additional cords.
Start by removing the ladder cap from the underside of the bottom rail. This will expose the ends of the cords, which you can then pull out slightly. Cut the cord just above the knot and then pull the cord up through the last damaged slat. Remove the slats and replace them with the new ones, making sure that you insert the slats so that the route holes are aligned with the existing slats.
Then weave the cords through the route holes being certain to alternate the sides of the ladder rungs as you proceed down the blind. Reinsert the cords into the bottom rail and tie them off. Replace caps.
How to Repair Cordless Mini Blinds
My cordless mini blinds hang unevenly.
Raise the blind and then extend the blind completely. Repeat this operation slowly several times until your blind hangs evenly.
My cordless mini blinds are creeping or sagging.
If you notice your shade is creeping up from the bottom or sagging from the top, please look inside the headrail to check for the factory-installed friction clips. Contact customer service to receive friction clips and instructions to install into the spring motor.
For shades that are sagging down from the top when raised, remove the bottom rail end caps from one end and look for one or more pieces of steel rod. Remove one piece at a time and check for improved performance. Then replace the end caps.
My cordless mini blinds do not operate smoothly.
Look inside the headrail at the spring motor and check for friction clips. Remove 1 or all of the friction clips and check for improved operation.
My cordless mini blinds will not lift.
Gently pull down on the bottom rail to reactivate the spring. Tip: Anytime you leave your blinds in the closed position for an extended period of time, the spring will need to be reset in order to function properly.