How to Repair a Vertical Blind Chain: Blinds Won't Close How to Repair a Vertical Blind Chain: Blinds Won't Close
It is not difficult to repair a vertical blind, but when you are having problems with the vertical blind chain, then you need to proceed very carefully. The vertical blind chain is the mechanism that controls the function of the entire blind, so repairing it requires a delicate touch. If the blinds will not open or close properly, or you find it a little stiff, then you can mange to do this repair yourself in a few hours.
Step 1 - The End Control Cap
In order to work out the problem, you need to open up the end control cap, or remove it entirely. The cap should unscrew by hand, but if you have a screw attachment holding it in place, then you should use a screwdriver to remove it. inside the end control, there is a pulley, a metal rod, and a round washer. Tap these parts lightly, particularly the rod, in order to loosen it.
Step 2 - Lubricate
In order to ensure that the chain does not become stuck again, you will need to apply some grease, such as WD40, to the inside of the end control. Check that the chain is working properly before re-fitting the cap.