How to Restring Broken Blinds Strings

Blinds that won’t go down or up or hang askew create an entire room look prettier. Venetian blinds and other styles of blinds utilize two or more lift strings to increase and lower the blinds evenly. These strings are routed across pulleys in the head rail and the blinds can be held in place with a locking mechanism. In case one or more of the elevator strings becomes frayed or breaks, you can eliminate the broken strings and also restring broken blinds strings so your blinds can work like new.

Loosen the locking clip and allow the blinds down as much as they will go with the rest strings.

Eliminate the blinds by slipping the head rail out of the mounting clips. Lay out the blinds on a work table.

Pop off the plug or clip to the bottom rail under the broken string. Pull the knot of the broken string and remove the string from the bottom rail.

Slide the tip of a new blind string into the hole in the base. Feed the string through the hole in each blind slat, weaving between the left and right side of the ladder because you pass the string through each consecutive blind slat.

Catch the end of the string through the hole in the head rail over the ladder. Feed the string over the pulley over the hole and pull it toward the pulley over the locking mechanism. Slip the cord down through the locking mechanism, and pull about 10 feet of cord through the locking mechanism.

Cut the string 12 inches below the base. Tie a knot in the bottom of the string large enough that the string can’t pass through the hole in the bottom rail. Pull the string from the head rail before the knot is 1 inch from the base, then replace the plug clip.

Repeat the previous steps for any additional broken strings. Hang the blinds in the mounting clips and analyze the operation of the blinds.

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