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Old 02-01-2007, 03:37 PM   #1
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Shade poorly adjusted by the dealer 100 miles away...when lifting the upper part and then lifting the lower part, the upper falls right down to the starting point...this is happening on ALL my living room shades (3). Is there an easy fix? Do I just need to tighten the cords VERY tight?..they are pretty loose now...nowhere near a banjo string "twang"
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Shade poorly adjusted by the dealer 100 miles away...when lifting the upper part and then lifting the lower part, the upper falls right down to the starting point...this is happening on ALL my living room shades (3). Is there an easy fix? Do I just need to tighten the cords VERY tight?..they are pretty loose now...nowhere near a banjo string "twang"
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Tight enough to twang should do it. Ratchet each string post one notch and test it out. You'll eventually hit the right tightness for your needs.
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I dont have any "notches" to ratchet..I have a round clamp at the bottom that the string goes straight thru...activated by a central screw
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Old 02-02-2007, 03:53 AM   #5
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Just loosen the screw a little bit, turn the spool the string is wrapped around to tighten the string and then retighten the screw. All you're trying to do is put more tension on the string.

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Old 02-02-2007, 04:03 AM   #6
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Hi Jack...as they say on airplanes
My strings go straight thru the round clamp and dont wrap around at all..can only wrap 1/2 turn, which won't do much
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It doesn't take much to tighten up those strings, so half a turn may be enough. The other possible option would be to loosen the screw and just pull the string out through the hole a little bit. It may take a needle nose to get hold of the string. Now that I think about it, I believe they are using a different system than I have on my Mountain Aire. The bottom line is the only way to get those shades to stay up is for the strings to be tight. Worse case scenario would be to take them down and restring them or send them in to the shade manufacturer for restringing. If you move up the lower section and look on the bottom of it, there should be the name and number of the company that made them. Their # should also be there. They may be able to better advise you than I have.
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Don't use the screw to adjust the string tension.

Take loops off the spindle until the blind will not stay up. Then run both the day and night sections up and down to equalize the string tension between both sections. The string is one piece. Then add one loop on the spindle at a time and move both sections up and down until the tension is equalized. Continue adding loops until the blind just stays up.

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no loops..no spindle..strictly a linear clamping effect...pull the strings straight down and tighten screw..no kind of leverage ability
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