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Old 10-22-2013, 12:08 AM   #1
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Night blind not level

I have an 08 Fleetwood Southwind and one of the night only blinds in the bedroom is not level when in the open or closed position and doesn't seem to adjust when you attempt to pull on it. Any suggestions as to how to fix it?
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Welcome to the forum. Here is a link to some previous threads which may be helpful.

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It sounds like you may need to re string them.
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:27 AM   #3
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I have an 08 Fleetwood Southwind and one of the night only blinds in the bedroom is not level when in the open or closed position and doesn't seem to adjust when you attempt to pull on it. Any suggestions as to how to fix it?
If your blind is not level, it is because the string(s) on one side have lost tension. They can loose tension in one of two ways - either a string has broken or one of the screws that hold the little button at the bottom of the string to the wall has become loose.

The second problem is relatively easy to fix. Pull on the loose string to restore the tension and tighten the screw. If the screw is stripped, drill a new hole in the wall far enough from the old hole to be in sound wood but close enough so the button will still cover the old hole. If the string has broken, however, you will need to restring the blind.
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If string is indeed broken I got my blind repair kit from the dirty blind man easy fix!

http://dirtyblindman.info
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If your blind is not level, it is because the string(s) on one side have lost tension. They can loose tension in one of two ways - either a string has broken or one of the screws that hold the little button at the bottom of the string to the wall has become loose.

The second problem is relatively easy to fix. Pull on the loose string to restore the tension and tighten the screw. If the screw is stripped, drill a new hole in the wall far enough from the old hole to be in sound wood but close enough so the button will still cover the old hole. If the string has broken, however, you will need to restring the blind.
But instead of drilling another hole, simply use a correctly-sized plastic hollow-wall anchor in the same hole. It will hold better than just a screw in paneling.
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The tension seems balanced and tight enough. I loosened the buttons on both sides and still can't get it to adjust. It doesn't appear that the string is broken.
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