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00:08 OK today, I am going to be showing you the
00:09 five most common problems with vertical blinds
00:13 one of the most common problems
00:16 is simply a blind slat being out of step
00:19 something as simple as this
00:21 where it is just going to hang up
00:22 and now your blinds are not going to turn and open up so first thing is your going to want to
00:27 go along and make sure
00:29 that all of your blinds are in a row and
00:32 that’s one of the most common problems.
00:35 Another most common problem is a
00:38 broken blind slat itself
00:39 often they will break off right here
00:43 what you can do is flip your blind slat over
00:46 and use a hole punch and punch some new holes
00:48 and than re hang it up. If you want to you can trim it off straight or you can get
00:52 replacement slats and trim them down. I have a video on
00:57 those repairs, video on that repair and I will try to put the link on this video so you can click over to it.
01:02 The Third most often repair that’s needed
01:05 is a stripped master gear now as I
showed you if one of the deals was hanging up or the blinds
01:09 were hanging up
01:10 and someone continued to try to force it
01:14 it can strip the master gear
01:16 And there is a couple of different types of
master gears this one is a
01:19 self aligning master gear
01:21 it links underneath the first slat
01:25 this one you can take out these screws
and link it to the first carrier
01:30 I’ve got a video on that also so I will try to put the link on here.
01:35 Fourth most common type of repair that is needed
01:36 is where you have an individual blind that is not turning
01:39 all the other ones are turning just fine
01:42 and that one individual
01:43 blind is not turning
01:46 what’s needed is either the
01:48 head the uh… the gear here
01:50 has got some broken teeth on it
01:52 or the comb gear itself
01:55 has broken off
01:56 and these can be replaced.
01:58 I also have a video on that
02:00 I will put the link on this video it is for the stem
02:03 and comb gear.
02:05 And the Fifth most common problem with
02:07 vertical blinds
02:08 is that the blinds are hard to open. Now, this one is not so bad, it slides pretty easy, but if you had a set that was hard to open
02:18 what you want to do is lube it with silicone spray.
02:20 Apply it to the entire length inside the track.
02:24 And it is not the best smelling stuff in the world but it really does a good job in lubing the blinds
02:29 because what it does silicone lube dries
02:32 and it still maintains its lubricant qualities
02:35 and because it dries it is not going to collect as much dust and dirt and debris
02:39 and than clog up. Anyway once you put it on go ahead and work the blinds in
02:47 and you are good to go.
02:49 And that is the five most common problems with vertical blinds.
02:52 There’s a few others.
02:53 I will try to add them on later but
02:56 that’s about the five most common.