Reinstalling roller blinds.
(for instructions on taking down Roller blinds go here.)
Roll the blind up fully on the pole and then check the way the blind fits i.e. that you have the right end on the right side that matches the installation brackets. The drive end (chain end),fits on the flat piece sticking out from the bracket.
Blinds can be fitted either with the roller coming down the window side or the room side. You need to check this because if there is a joiner in the chain, then the joiner should be at the top nearest the roller. This can vary; if the roller blind comes down behind the roller i.e. window side then the joiner should be at the top on the window side of the drive with the blind rolled up. If the roller blind rolls down the front then the chain needs to be with the joiner at the front side of the drive with the blind rolled up.
To change the position of the chain you will need to take the drive out from the blind pole, note carefully the position of the drive in the pole. (Good to mark each with a marker pen so that you make sure its fitted as it was.)
Hold the drive fitting between your thumb and first finger with your thumb on the outside and your first finger on the square cap on the inside and you can to pull the chain to which ever side that you need to. Pull the chain through until the joiner gets to about 50mm from the drive.
Refit the drive to the pole.
When reinstalling make sure that when you fit the drive end back onto the bracket that has the flat piece sticking out, that the cover over the chain wheel is at the top so the chain can run properly ( It should be in the 11 – 1 position.), and that the chain is free. (See the pic.)
Test the blind is going up and down and is rolling up straight and not running to one side.
If it is running off, then to get the blind to roll up straight you need some ordinary masking tape that painters use.
Let the blind right down till you can see the where the fabric is fastened to the roll shaft.
What you need to do is to put a strip of masking tape on the roller shaft, where the material is attached, at the end that you want the blind to roll back too.
i.e. the opposite end to the way it rolls across to now.
Depending on the width of the blind a strip 100- 150 mm will be long enough for a blind up to a meter wide but for a wider blind you can put a strip 250-300mm long.
Try rolling up the blind and if it is still rolling to the side then you can add another strip the same size on top of the first one.
Add more strips as necessary.
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