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Window Blind Repair & Parts


Simple How To’s

Vertical Blind Removal

Most vertical blinds have a head rail that unsnaps from clips. Both inside mounted and outside mounted verticals use the same actual clip but outside mount verticals are attached to L-brackets

    • Remove the valence (most pull straight out from clips (lay valence flat)
    • Remove vanes from carrier clips (you can insert a credit card between vane and carrier clip to get it to release) (try not to bend clips too much because they can break)
    • Lay all the vanes flat on the floor (they must lay flat to keep from warping)
    • Most have clips that you can release from the back using your thumb or a screwdriver. Some brackets have a lever that you twist a quarter turn from the back
    • Release clips: left, then right, and center last (Do not remove blind with vanes attached)
    • Sometimes cords are attached to the wall (you may have to remove them from the wall)

How to remove a 2″ or 2½” wood blind

Most mini blinds have box brackets on each side. Usually these brackets flip open from the front.

  • Remove valance by unlatching from valence clips.  Be gentle as clips break easily.  Some valences have metal clips behind that lift off.
  • If the blind has a wand, remove it if possible.
  • If the blind has a wand remove it if possible
  • Flip brackets open from the front.
  • Slide the blind out of the box brackets. Blinds over 60” wide may have center support brackets that hook in, and you have to lift up a little to slide the blind out. 

Pleated or cellular shade removal

Most pleated or cellular shades are mounted to the top of the sill using many different types of brackets.

  • Use lift cord to raise shade to the top of the window sill.
  • Most brackets release from the back of the blind using a flat head screwdriver. (release left, then right, then center last)
  • Some brackets have a Philips screw on the back that locks the rail into the bracket (back this screw out, but not off).
  • Some brackets will require you to push in and down at the same time, and then lift up a little to pull out the blind.

How to remove a 2″ or 2½” fauxwood blind removal

Most mini blinds have box brackets on each side. Usually these brackets flip open from the front.

  • Remove valence by unlatching from valence clips. Be gentle as clips break easily.  Some valences have metal clips behind that lift off.
  • Use the lift cord to raise the blind to the top
  • If the blind has a wand, remove it if possible.
  • Flip brackets open from the front.
  • Slide the blind out of the box brackets.  Blinds over 60” wide may have center support brackets that hook in, and you have to lift up a little to slide the blind out.

How to remove a 1″ Mini blind

Most mini blinds have box brackets on each side. Usually these brackets flip open from the front.

  • Remove valence by unlatching from valence clips.  Be gentle as clips break easily.  
  • Use the lift cord to raise the blind to the top
  • If the blind has a wand, remove it if possible.
  • Flip bracket open from the front.
  • Slide the blind out of the box brackets.  Blinds over 60” wide may have center support brackets that hook in, and you have to lift up a little to slide the blind out.  

Some blinds have brackets on the top of the sill, usually these unclip from behind.

How to Replace Your Blind’s Tilter

Here are the instructions for replacing the blind tilter from the window.

  • Remove the blinds from the window.
  • Remove the end stiffener from the end of the headrail where the tilter mechanism is located.
  • Slide the tilter rod over (out of the mechanism) to free up the tilter mechanism.
  • Snap-out the tilter mechanism without it breaking. 
  • Replace the tilter mechanism with the new one.  Make sure the new tilter mechanism is fully seated in the control route of the headrail.  
  • Slide the wand into the new tilter mechanism.
  • Put the end stiffener back in place.  

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