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How to fix curtains that are no longer close/open when pulling the ropes?


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12-11-16, 07:50 AM   #1 (permalink)  
How to fix curtains that are no longer close/open when pulling the ropes?

I have a window that contains two curtains, left and right. It opens the right side but can't close when pulling the string. If we manually open the left side then we can pull the string to close. Any help is resolving this issue is much appreciated.

 
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12-11-16, 08:25 AM   #2 (permalink)  
Most likely you have a broken cord in the traverse rod. Usually it's an easy fix. If the cord is in otherwise good condition you can often just tie a knot to fix it, otherwise the cord is readily available.

Here are some instructions, a search for restringing traverse rod will get you many more and videos:

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12-27-16, 12:41 PM   #3 (permalink)  
Yes that is the main cause but I also found two broken parts too. Here's the first part - front and back.

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And this is another part from side and top view.

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Does anyone know where I can get these two parts?

 
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12-27-16, 01:48 PM   #4 (permalink)  
The first two pictures look like parts of the traveler, the part that moves back and forth to move the drapes. I doubt you will find replacements unless you can identify the manufacturer of the rod from a label somewhere.


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12-27-16, 02:19 PM   #5 (permalink)  
Okay, so I assumed I have to purchase a new set, correct? What's the whole thing call without the curtain because I already have the curtain?

 
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12-27-16, 02:42 PM   #6 (permalink)  
Thanks for the help. I found this site that I think has the parts I needed.

 
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12-27-16, 04:07 PM   #7 (permalink)  
Is your rod a Graber or Kirsch? If not, it probably won't fit. Utility traverse rods are pretty inexpensive. You might be better off just getting a new one.


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12-27-16, 06:24 PM   #8 (permalink)  
I don't know what brand mine is. Where should I look on the unity?

 
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12-28-16, 11:42 AM   #9 (permalink)  
Sorry, I'm not sure. I'd think it would be on the back of it somewhere. Could be an off brand.
Did you buy it originally?


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01-08-17, 09:04 AM   #10 (permalink)  
Okay, I got the replacement part. Is there an easy way to tie these two things so that when pull one string, it opens and pull the other string, both closes to the center? I think I got it to open and close but my issues right now is that it is VERY hard to close and open. I have to really pull the ropes.

 
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01-13-17, 07:11 AM   #11 (permalink)  
This is what it looks like. Again, it looks to be working but it's really hard to pull to open and close.
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I think the picture showed it incorrectly done but I wonder if there is a better way to do so when pulling, it's much smoother.

 
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01-13-17, 10:23 AM   #12 (permalink)  
Maybe try spraying the track and carriers with Silicone spray (remove or cover up the curtains first) and see if that helps.


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