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Old 07-14-2021, 02:04 PM   #1
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Help with interior pleated slide curtain Ď08 Dynasty

The string threaded through the pleated curtain broke. Does anyone know how to fix this? I canít seem to figure out how the curtain releases from the frame, to rethread the string through the holes in the curtain.
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I have removed some of my day night shades for cleaning, but never tore them apart so I can't tell you how to do it but here is a video that tells how to repair them.

https://youtu.be/VE2PSe6aJEw
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Hey Paul,

My shades are held in place by metal clips screwed to ceiling (or ceiling of valance) and the blinds snap in. There are either 2 or 3 clips, depending on how wide each shade is.

You need to look very carefully where blinds are mounted and you'll see a metal tap sticking out. It's sometimes very difficult to see the tabs. Use a flat bladed screw driver and push up on that flap. The blind will release. Repeat that on all the clips.

It's sometimes a real pain to get them to release. I found that removing the entire valance made it a little easier on at least 1 of the blinds.
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I think they are the covers on the ends of the slides.

On our 05 Signature, there are horizontal screws through the vertical end molding. Check both sides of the pleated fabric.

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The string threaded through the pleated curtain broke. Does anyone know how to fix this? I canít seem to figure out how the curtain releases from the frame, to rethread the string through the holes in the curtain.
I have the same problem. I discussed the repair with a gal who re-strings window shades. She said they are different and does not do them.
Mine is screwed into the wall with 4 or 5 screws & I assume screwed to the slide but haven't started that project yet. I would be interested in your solution as I plan to do that this fall.
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I have the same problem. I discussed the repair with a gal who re-strings window shades. She said they are different and does not do them.
Mine is screwed into the wall with 4 or 5 screws & I assume screwed to the slide but haven't started that project yet. I would be interested in your solution as I plan to do that this fall.
I've only had the string break once and I repaired it. That was several years ago. Lately I've had the thimble (the plastic piece that you wrap the string around) break. Just plastic and it gets brittle. That's an easy fix, but still inconvenient. Several people have replaced the entire blind with the day/night roll down shades. One of the big "plus's" with the roll down is you can operate it with 1 hand.
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I can't tell exactly what type of shade you have but they are totally DIY after you figure out how to get it removed.
I have 4 string day/night shades. The strings basically criss-cross in the middle. Most repair kits have the strings and the instructions. It is a chore but totally doable.
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I think they are the covers on the ends of the slides.

On our 05 Signature, there are horizontal screws through the vertical end molding. Check both sides of the pleated fabric.

Paul
Yes. This isnít about window coverings. Itís the pleated cover that hides the exterior slide side wall, when the slide is pulled in. This pic shows where the string broke. I need to figure out how to restring it. There must be a way to remove the pleated cover, but I havenít found it yet.
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I've only had the string break once and I repaired it. That was several years ago. Lately I've had the thimble (the plastic piece that you wrap the string around) break. Just plastic and it gets brittle. That's an easy fix, but still inconvenient. Several people have replaced the entire blind with the day/night roll down shades. One of the big "plus's" with the roll down is you can operate it with 1 hand.
Hi Bill, this is an accordion slide curtain that goes from the floor to the top of the slide. It hides the mechanical parts of the slide. I thought it would be strung the same as window shades but was told otherwise. They do have a string which broke though.
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Paul, I just put the slide in so I could see the inside with the phone camera. Mine has 4 screws through the curtain frame on the wall which are accessible with the slide in. Once those screws are removed, the curtain can be pulled to the side which exposes the screws that go into the slide wooden trim.
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Hi Bill, this is an accordion slide curtain that goes from the floor to the top of the slide. It hides the mechanical parts of the slide. I thought it would be strung the same as window shades but was told otherwise. They do have a string which broke though.
thanks for the information. It's beyond my paygrade as I don't have those.

Are they strictly for cosmetic, or do they serve a function? (besides causing grief for Paul)
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Yeah Bill itís cosmetic. Just a fabric curtain that conceals the slide mechanism when the slide is pulled in.

Thanks Hypoxia. I found the screws and removed the entire curtain. Iíll have to restring the section that broke. Thanks for the help.
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Yeah Bill itís cosmetic. Just a fabric curtain that conceals the slide mechanism when the slide is pulled in.

Thanks Hypoxia. I found the screws and removed the entire curtain. Iíll have to restring the section that broke. Thanks for the help.
I just removed and repaired mine. The strings are attached to bungee cords. I used 1/4" aluminum tubing for that connection and crimped it on with coax crimpers. Very easy job. I would have fixed it a couple of years ago if I knew how easy it was.
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