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FIXING SPRING ROLLER SHADES, ADJUSTING SPRING TENSION.

Roller shades are constructed with a coiled spring inside of the hollow roller tube. When the roller shade is pulled down the tension on the spring increases. The tension is maintained by a ratchet and pin when you stop pulling the shade down. On the other side of the roller tube, a free-turning pin is mounted into the bracket.
During shipment, the spring will occasionally uncoil, so your blinds won’t work properly. This problem can be easily fixed by following the instructions below.
TIGHTEN THE SPRING TENSION IN THE SHADE:
  1. Pull the shade down halfway.
  2. Remove the shade from its brackets.
  3. Evenly roll up the shade by hand.
  4. Place it back in the brackets.
  5. Steps 1-4 can be repeated until there is good tension.
LOOSEN THE SPRING TENSION IN THE SHADE:
  1. Roll the shade up.
  2. Remove the shade from its brackets.
  3. Unroll the shade halfway by hand.
  4. Place it back in the brackets.
  5. Steps 1-4 can be repeated until there is good tension.
ADJUST A FULLY UNCOILED SPRING:
  1. Remove the shade from its brackets.
  2. Unroll the shade halfway by hand.
  3. On the spring side of the shade use pliers to turn the pin until you feel tension. Then, back off so the pawl (the latch that allows movement in only direction) can hook the ratchet.
  4. Loosen or tighten the spring tension as needed.
RELEASE A SPRING THAT IS LOCKED IN THE COIL:
  1. Remove the shade from its brackets.
  2. Grip the pin with pliers and twist clockwise to free the pawl. Quickly release it to unwind the coil.
  3. Loosen or tighten the spring tension as needed.
THE NEXT STEP
If the instructions above haven’t fixed your problem, it may be time to consider investing in new roller shades. You can choose among many styles, colours, and options to personalize your new window coverings to suit your style and needs. We’ve listed below a few options that you can choose from when you order roller shades from SelectShops Canada.
Light Filtering Rollers
Light filtering rollers
To get privacy and natural light, choose light filtering roller shades. It allows some light to enter your home without being too bright or warm from direct sunlight.
Roller Blackout Shades
Roller blackout shades
If you want more privacy or like to sleep in complete darkness, blackout roller shades are your best bet. They can also be used for home theatres, since they remove outside light which can cause glare on the screen.
Roller Cordless Shades
Roller cordless shades
If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of cords, or you want a more modern look, opt for our cordless roller shades. They’ll also be child and animal-safe to prevent any accidents or injuries. You can even operate these shades using a handy remote.
Patterned Rollers
Patterned rollers
Our roller shades are available in a wide selection of colours and beautiful patterns. Stripes, florals or abstract prints will add depth and vibrancy to your home.
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