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Can You Replace Your Roller Blind Chain At Home?

Can You Replace Your Roller Blind Chain At Home?

Roller blind chain might have been pulled on by your children, the cat could have gotten it, or it could simply have been old and worn out. You need to put the chain back on your roller blind for whatever reason, but you don’t know how. A connecting link is easy to use because all you have to do is click the two ends of the broken chain into the link to mend it. However, unless the joining link is positioned correctly, it will not pass through the chain drive, preventing the blind from rolling up and down.

How to Reattach the Chain to a Roller Blind

You’re now ready to put the roller blind chain back together. Using your hands or a screwdriver, remove the clutch, the spherical plastic on the end that holds the chain. To remove and replace the cord, some clutch models require you to pop open the cap. To examine the back of the clutch, first flip it over. If there is no rear piece-that is, if you can see the side controller’s gears. Depending on the sort of clutch you have, there are three ways to remove a back piece that is preventing you from accessing the gears

  • If you look down at the front of your clutch and see a hole with a screw in it, removing that screw should allow you to access the chain.
  • Lift the rectangular tab on the back of the clutch’s pointy end to make the cover pop up, allowing you to reach the side controller’s gears.
  • Squeezing the two halves together should cause the top of the side controller to spring up if the bottom end of the clutch is split down the middle rather than being one continuous plastic ring.
  • Remove the broken cord and discard after you have access to the clutch gears. After that, you’ll need to thread your new chain or cord into the clutch. Pop the ball chain into the little holes on the gear until the chain moves freely through the clutch if you didn’t have to open the side controller to get to the gears. If you need to open the clutch, simply place the chain or cord within the channel and close it by repeating the method from the previous step.
  • Replace the roller blind in the brackets after reassembling it. Close the bracket’s safety clasp and raise and lower the blind cord to test it. Replace any valances and/or safety clips you removed at the start of the operation once you’ve established the replacement cord works.

Employing a joining link to repair your blind chain

To repair a damaged chain, simply click the two ends into the joining link. The joining link, on the other hand, will not travel through the chain drive unless it is in the correct position, preventing the blind from rolling up and down. Follow these procedures to make sure the chain repair is successful.

  1. Disconnect the blind from the wall’s mounting brackets. Manually raise the blind to its original position.
  2. Remove the chain drive fastening from the end of the roller tube and place it on a clean surface. Because this is merely a tolerance fix, prying the

chain drive out with a blunt knife or flat-bladed screwdriver should be simple. When removing the chain drive, be careful not to damage or scuff the blind’s fabric.

  • After that, arrange the chain so that both broken ends are easily accessible. Use the joining link to join the chain’s two ends. Shake the chain to ensure the ends are securely fastened.
  • To place the joining link, pull the chain via the chain drive. Pull the chain through using your thumb and fingers at each end of the chain drive. To ensure that the link travels smoothly through the chain drive, it should first rest below the fabric of the blind.
  • Replace the roller tube’s chain drive and reinstall the blind in its mounting brackets.
  • Double-check that the roller blind is working properly, and if required, modify the position of the joining link to prevent it from sticking.

Getting Ready to Replace a Roller Blind Chain

  • You’ll need to get a replacement chain or cord for your solar roller shades before you can start this repair. It needs to be thin enough to fit into the clutch, but thick enough to stay put. Roller blinds often use #10 bead chains. However, you should always measure before buying a replacement to confirm that the chain or chord width you select is compatible with your existing roller blind hardware. You don’t want to go through all of the trouble of replacing the chain only to discover that you can’t raise or lower the blind!
  • These steps are the same whether you’re working with solar shades or roller shades. A screwdriver, in addition to the new cord or chain, may be required for the next procedures. The roller blinds must first be removed from the bracket. If the blind is currently down, roll it all the way up so that no excess material hangs down.
  • Remove any bracket covers and identify the brackets that hold the roller blind in place. Determine which side of the roller has the safety clamp.
  • One side normally has a post to keep the roller in place.
  • While the other has the safety clasp.
  •  Lift the roller blind out of the brackets by opening the clasp.

How to Reattach the Chain to a Roller Blind

You’re now ready to put the roller blind chain back together. Using your hands or a screwdriver, remove the clutch, the spherical plastic on the end that holds the chain. To remove and replace the cord, some clutch models require you to pop open the cap. To examine the back of the clutch, first flip it over. If there is no rear piece-that is, if you can see the side controller’s gears. Depending on the sort of clutch you have, there are three ways to remove a back piece that is preventing you from accessing the gears

  • If you look down at the front of your clutch and see a hole with a screw in it, removing that screw should allow you to access the chain.
  • Lift the rectangular tab on the back of the clutch’s pointy end to make the cover pop up, allowing you to reach the side controller’s gears.
  • Squeezing the two halves together should cause the top of the side controller to spring up if the bottom end of the clutch is split down the middle rather than being one continuous plastic ring.
  • Remove the broken cord and discard after you have access to the clutch gears. After that, you’ll need to thread your new chain or cord into the clutch. Pop the ball chain into the little holes on the gear until the chain moves freely through the clutch if you didn’t have to open the side controller to get to the gears. If you need to open the clutch, simply place the chain or cord within the channel and close it by repeating the method from the previous step.
  • Replace the roller blind in the brackets after reassembling it. Close the bracket’s safety clasp and raise and lower the blind cord to test it. Replace any valances and/or safety clips you removed at the start of the operation once you’ve established the replacement cord works.

Conclusion

Don’t replace your roller blind if the chain breaks. Simply follow the above instructions to perform a basic repair fast and easily.

Disclaimer: Please follow these instructions at your own risk. ZebraBlinds takes no liability for any issues or damages caused through following DIY methods. Since all blinds and shades are different, we always recommend checking with your blinds manufacturer or retailer first before making any modifications to your blinds. As well, if you are uncomfortable on your own, look for the help of a professional.

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