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Old 10-08-2016, 11:58 AM   #1
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Window shade spring wound too tight

I have a small shade over the entry door that works like one of the 'old fashion' spring types. This on a 2013 HR Vacationer. It is wound so tight I can't move it at all. I took it off to look at the spring and found that it is all contained at one end of the roller. Has anyone information on how to remove the spring mechanism to release tension??

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Old 10-08-2016, 12:10 PM   #2
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This might help:
How to Fix Springs in Roller Shades and Adjust Spring Tension

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Old 10-08-2016, 05:10 PM   #3
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Gook Link, very helpful to me since all our windows have roller shades.
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Old 10-09-2016, 07:13 AM   #4
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Thanks, the one I'm working on has the spring wound so tight it won't release at all. The link only has instructions that say to use pliers to turn the end clockwise to release tension but that seems like it would break the internal mechanism. There is no name listed on this shade so I'm not sure who makes it.

It also is different in that there is no spring in the tube.
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With the roller in place, can you unwind the blind manually so it is hanging down a couple of feet and then allow the spring to wind it up again.
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Old 10-09-2016, 02:30 PM   #6
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No, that's the problem, the spring is wound so tight it won't release at all.
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Old 10-09-2016, 03:49 PM   #7
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Since it sounds like the shade is pretty much "broken", you might try using pliers to slightly twist the tab on the spring just enough to allow the locking tab to be released. I have used this method successfully several times on household shades.
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Do you remember which way you turned the tab??

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