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Levelor Cordless Blinds Won’t Go Down? Try this Fix!

Levelor Cordless Blinds Wont Go Down - Try this Fix

Window and window accents are essentials that are hard to live without. When it comes to having window treatments, they play an important role in maintenance. While a window provides a bright space for light to stream in light, it also is a way of allowing your space to be fully ventilated as well. Window treatments help in providing people with more flexibility to not only maintain that but to also provide protection to window spaces. When it comes to choosing blinds as an option for window treatments the there are various ways of operating them. You can opt for blinds with cord, wands or even motorized ones too. Cordless blinds are not only popular in demand but are also a trend that is picking up. While they pose as stylish and easy to operate what makes people hesitant about cordless blinds is the question of fixing it if any problems occur. How to further ensure that the blinds reach the bottom of the window with a single swift motion? There are tricks and tactics for fixing cordless blinds that don’t come down but is important to understand how they function for this.

How do Cordless Blinds Work?

Ever felts that blinds were too complicated? Ever feel stumped as to which way to pull or how much force to apply while tugging the cord/wand? When it comes to blinds there are various ways of operating, but a simple option is cordless blinds. They not only pack simplicity but don’t compromise on the kind of design or style. You can find cordless Venetian blinds, roman blinds, cellular shades, roller shades and more. Cordless blinds provide the easy solution of pulling down or pushing up the blinds with great ease in one single motion.

It functions in the most simple and basic manner. If you want to lower cordless shades, all you need to do is gently pull it down in one swift motion. The same mechanism works if you want to put it back up again, all you need to do is simply and gently press all the panels against each other and push back together or to the desired level.

Cordless blinds come with many springs and other mechanisms so that it makes it easy to lift, pull-down or adjust the height of the blinds according to the preferred length. Their easy-to-use design makes them a great option in almost any room be it the study, the living room, the dining room or even spaces like the kitchen and the washroom!

Cordless Blinds

How to Fix Levolor Cordless Blinds That Won’t Go Down

Cordless blinds are an extremely popular option due to the various benefits and convince that they aim to provide. With the recent boom of technology, motorized blinds and innovative design are rampant and popular option. Since blinds are mechanical it is extremely easy to encounter problems with the various components that help it function.

A common problem that many people face is how to fix blinds that don’t go all the way down. With blinds that operate with cords or wand to be pulled up or let down, it is easy for people to look up DIY hacks but for cordless blinds, people often feel stumped.

Sometimes while bringing down cordless blinds, no matter how much you try to pull them down they often get stuck at a certain point. It often seems disproportionately covering the window. Here is a way on how you can try fixing your blind that might not go all the way down.
• It is important to know that many cordless blinds that are manual pulled up or down come with many springs. Often if the cordless blinds do not go all the way down, the prime suspect for this could be those springs.
• What needs to be done is, identify there the strings that are placed on the blinds (they hold the slats together). Place one hand behind the blind towards the top and one on the front at the top end (matching the other hand). Both hands should be at the same spot on the top just one at the back and on in the front.
• Then you need to press your palms firm but gently and slowly run it down the blinds ensuring that you are stretching the panels of the blinds.
• Repeat this action if there is a string that ties together the panel of your blind on the other side as well.
• Another way of doing this is also by lifting the blind at a 45-degree angle and fully trying to extend it. This is effective if the blinds are just a few inches above the bottom of the window.

9 thoughts on “Levelor Cordless Blinds Won’t Go Down? Try this Fix!

    1. I was stuck too. Try this: put both hands on bottom piece and turn the bottom piece slightly down (towards you), the blinds should release so you can pull them down.

    2. Hi GT — 1 year later! haha…. Not sure this is exactly yours or anyone elses here issue but one of my Levelors will go down but not retract back UP. Here’s what I did that makes it work as new now ;>)

      — Remove blind from window, set it on a workbench to see the retract mechanism at top – it’s pretty well enclosed, looking like a retangular box with the cords going in both the L and R ends.

      Look closely between the mechanism (the ‘box’) and the nice inside facing Levelor finish of the top rail, maybe 1/64″ gap, you can barely see a few ‘teeth’ of each of the four plastic ‘gears’ IN the mechanism. I just sprayed a fine stream of WD40 (or other similar lub), in there then worked the blind up/down, first 6″, then to a foot, then fully extended, and it seems to have solved my issue nicely! From out of window to lub to back in window was maybe 3 minutes! Hope it helps — Hey maybe for others here where theirs doesn’t go DOWN, who know, maybe that will help too. Cheers

      1. I had the same problem with my cordless Levolor blinds not retracting back up! I took the blinds off and lubed the metal wheel mechanisms located on the inside top of the blinds with WD 40! These metal interlocking wheels wind the cords up and down!! It worked great for me also! Hoping it lasts!

  1. I’m on my 2nd set of expensive Levolor, pull down, push up, cellular blinds that I purchased from Home Depot. This 2nd set is doing what the first did, not coming all the way down to the window sill. I am not able to understand your fix on this problem. I went to Home Depot again, and they said they could not help me, I would have to contact Levolor. At this point, all I want is a refund. I did not put out $1900.00 to have to go through this problem every few months.
    Thank you.

    1. You would need to contact Levelor or Home Depot (your retailer) for a refund, unfortunately. Issues like that are unacceptable and if purchased through us would be warrantied and resolved properly.

      1. I am having the same issue as Marguerite. Two of the four Levolor shades are a couple inches short after a few years, and the top cells are stretched flat. I have tried the suggestions offered but none work. I took off the end caps on the bottom, and each side extends beyond the sill, but both won’t extend at the same time. I haven’t done anything with the top rail yet. It is unclear if some of the solutions are for blinds with slats versus cellular shades.

        They were installed correctly and worked great for awhile. Just want to confirm that there isn’t a fix for this, or if you can suggest one. The Zebrablinds reply above sounds like its for slatted mini blinds. Thanks, Susan

        1. I have the exact same issue! It is like the strings have shrunk. Plenty of pleating but not enough string.

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