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#1 José

Posted 19 February 2020 - 07:09 PM

so we have vertical blinds. the thingo bit at the top that holds each blind, some of them are broken.
how do i fix this? whats the thingo part called? will it be hard to replace it? , as in once purchased to put it in where it needs to go.
am i even making any sense!?

#2 Chaotic Pogo

Posted 19 February 2020 - 07:14 PM

You make sense, but I have no clue about the answers!

#3 got my tinsel on

Posted 19 February 2020 - 07:15 PM

I don't know a lot about vertical blinds (never having had them) but is this the bit you're talking about?


#4 amdirel

Posted 19 February 2020 - 07:15 PM

I think that everyone who has had vertical blinds knows EXACTLY what you're talking about!! They're so painful!

I have no idea what the part is called though. And supposedly it's replaceable, however I have had blinds where that little 'hem' type space was too narrow to slide that bit out, whereas other blinds I've had were wide enough.

#5 ksds

Posted 19 February 2020 - 07:40 PM

I was able to get the top bits and the bottom bits at Bunnings a few years ago. Ebay would have them as well. We no longer have the blinds thankfully...

#6 limakilo

Posted 19 February 2020 - 09:48 PM

They are called "my worst nightmare".

#7 Sancti-claws

Posted 20 February 2020 - 05:54 AM

What brand are they?  Who installed?  You can easily get spare parts and they are fairly easy to fix yourself.

Is it the hangers?

I used to work in a business that did Luxaflex blinds and quite a few walk ins were looking to get parts to fix blinds - easier to spend 20c to a few dollars to get them all working again, but as with most products what one sells may not fit another.  Even though I was the accounts lady, I had to skill up on what worked where!

After I left, the a##hole that I worked with ditched the spare parts side because it wasn't profitable - I do hope that his repeat custom dried up then.

You should also be able to go into a store that sells your brand and get replacement panels.

#8 José

Posted 20 February 2020 - 05:56 AM

View PostSancti-claws, on 20 February 2020 - 05:54 AM, said:

What brand are they?  Who installed?  You can easily get spare parts and they are fairly easy to fix yourself.

I don't know!!

#9 Sancti-claws

Posted 20 February 2020 - 06:07 AM

Is there no branding on any part of it?

Else take the broken bit and go to a blind shop?  It may well be a spotlight blind as some off the shelf blinds don't necessarily advertise themselves.  Unfortunately some are also manufactured so that it isn't so easy to click in and out parts.

I don't know this business, but they seem to do online - do the parts look like any on it?  https://www.blinds2g...al-blind-parts/

#10 José

Posted 20 February 2020 - 06:40 AM

View PostSancti-claws, on 20 February 2020 - 06:07 AM, said:

Is there no branding on any part of it?

Not that I can see.

#11 Grrrumbles

Posted 20 February 2020 - 07:30 AM

The businesses that clean them often do repairs as well. I have on my jobs list that never shrinks an idea the company here that does it is called Amazing clean or something like that.

#12 123Tree

Posted 22 February 2020 - 07:44 AM

I believe the bits that slide across is called a carriage. The hooks are called carriage hooks.

When vertical blinds were very popular there were lots of back yard type businesses that made them so the components would vary a lot to which brand they used.

Try googling a lot or asking someone like Jim’s blind cleaning.

Once you have the parts you should be able to fix it yourself.

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