How to Repair Wood Blinds

Need some help fixing or repairing your wood 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 Wood Blinds

My wood 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 one person.

My wood blinds will not tilt.

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 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.

Valances and Cornices

Returns too long/short Reference the installation instructions for help adjusting the hardware to desired length. Top corners are not flush First, adjust your valance return so that it is even. Then make sure that the plastic insert has been pushed fully to the bottom of the groove (a thin long screwdriver will help with this). You can also add an additional insert at the top of the groove if necessary.