Spring roller shades are designed with a hollow metal tube at the top usually made of aluminum. The fabric of the roll-up shades wrap around the metal tube. Inside the metal tube of the roller shades on one side is a spring that can be adjusted for proper tension to raise and lower the window shade. As you pull the roll-up blinds down a ratchet in the tube catches and holds the spring, keeping the shades at the position you lower them. The opposite sides of the window shades just has a pin that rotates on a mounting bracket.

Steps To Repair Spring Roller Shades

Here are some simple steps to troubleshoot and repair spring roller blinds:

Roll-up Blinds Will Not Raise - Spring Fully Uncoiled

  1. Remove the window shades from the brackets.
  2. Using pliers turn the flat pin(the side with the spring) until you feel tension.
  3. Re-intsall the roller shades in the mounting brackets.

Roller Shades Roll Up Too Slowly - Tighten Spring Tension

  1. Lower shade.
  2. Remove roller blinds from the window.
  3. Roll shade half way up by hand.
  4. Replace window shades into their brackets.
  5. Test and repeat if necessary.

Roller Shades Roll Up Too Fast - Loosen Spring Tension

  1. Raise shade.
  2. Remove roller blinds from the window.
  3. Roll shade half way down by hand.
  4. Replace window shades into their brackets.
  5. Test and repeat if necessary.

Shade Won't Lock Into Position - Stuck Pawl

  1. Raise roll-up shade.
  2. Remove roller blinds from the window.
  3. Remove any dust or dirt from the pawl(the small arm that engages the ratchet teeth) using compressed air or a toothpick.
  4. Lubricate the pawl with graphite or WD-40.
  5. Replace window shades into their brackets.

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