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How to Fix Crooked Vertical Blinds

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You’ve just walked in the front door, and there they are, your lovely vertical blinds. Hold on moment though. Something isn’t quite right!Someone has gone and made just one of the louvers crooked, and you’re struggling to keep your OCD impulse from taking over.

While this issue can be annoying, it is completely fixable. Just follow these simple steps, and your blind will be back in perfect order in no time.

Method 1:

First, you’ll need to remove the vane from the clips. Take a card and slip it up into the clip holding the vane in place. This will allow you to remove the vane without breaking the thin plastic that runs across the top. After all the vanes are removed, take a look at the end of the blind which houses the tilting/turning controls. Rotate the control, all the way to right, then all the way to the left, then all the way back to the right. After you’ve done this, the carrier stem should be back in alignment with the rest. Sometimes this will take up to 3-4 tries to get all the carrier stems in alignment.

Once the carrier stems are back where they’re supposed to be, simply reattach the vanes, and you’re back in business.By twisting the tilter back and forth, you’re causing the gears of the misaligned blind to snap back into place right where they should be. This should only be done when the vanes are out of alignment, as doing this too much may cause the gears to wear out and have further issues.

Method 2:

Simply remove the vane from carrier stem and set the vane to the side, being careful not to break the top piece of the vane. Next, carefully take hold of the carrier stem with the pliers and push it upward into the rectangular hole with the pliers. Now operate the rotation wand or strings. The stem which you have raised will not rotate. Turn all the other stems so that they are lined up with the one being adjusted.

After everything is lined up as it should be, take the pliers, grip the top of the carrier you’re aligning, and pull downward to move the stem back into place. The stem will pop back into place, and you’re good to go!

So just breath, the crooked blind can be easily fixed!

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