00:04 – Introduction from Jason
00:31 – Glad that we’ve helped people fix their roller blinds chain
00:56 – Disassembling the control mechanism
01:08 – New design with no screw
01:14 – What you should do if you don’t have a screw on your mechanism
01:54 – How to pull apart the new type mechanism
04:00 – Putting the chain back to the controller
Hi I’m Jason from Blockout Blinds. Today I’m going to talk about “How to Put a Chain on a Control Mechanism of a Roller Blind for a Control Mechanism that doesn’t have a screw.”
Previously I did a video quite some time ago about “How to Fix a Roller Blind Chain” and I’m glad that I’ve been able to help so many people because it’s one of those things that is easy to do but only if you know how.
Disassembling the Control Mechanism
Now, the chain system we use is the Ackemeter Chain System and on the video previously on how to fix a roller blind chain. At a two minute mark, I’ll show you how to disassemble the control mechanism and what they used to have is a screw inside which you used to have to undo to get to the part. Since then, they’ve come up with a new design and it doesn’t have a screw. So we started getting comments about “what do I do if I haven’t got a screw on my mechanism?”
Now, what I’ve done is, it’s a little bit harder to do but the reason I’ve done is because they’ve designed it now that it doesn’t have a screw. It only has a plastic screw that you need to pry open to pull it apart. You can now open it without actually needing a screw driver or any tool to do that. So if you haven’t already watched the video on how to fix a roller blind chain, I suggest you do that and of course, watch this if you have the new mechanism that doesn’t have the screw.
So now I’ll show you how to pull apart the new type mechanism. So here is the new mechanism. Previously, there was a screw inside this hole, now we have this little plastic piece here that bends out. What you need to do is this piece here will slide out and to do this you need to lift this back enough so that it’s not catching and hold this piece and then push this piece out. Sounds complicated but it’s not so I just hold this piece here with my thumb. Pull that out enough and if I push that down, there, it pops out.
So here I have the two pieces. So this is the piece that I bent up and that was catching into these grills here that was stopping it from coming out. So yea, a little bit harder to do. However, you don’t need the screw driver anymore so that’s why I did that. You don’t generally need to take this all the way out, you just need to pry it apart enough to get the chain back on the cog. Now if you do happen to pull it apart completely, it does go in a specific way. So you can see here the notches on the spring, they need to line up with the holes in the mechanism. So i’ll just put that in and line them up and now I’ve got that in like such.
Putting Back the Chain
So this is the chain, I’ll put the chain back to the controller and as long as I’ve got those lined up they will go nearly all the way in and it will get resistance against this so it’s just a matter of pushing it hard and then it clips back in.
So there you have it, a little bit more difficult but that should help a lot of people out with this new system. It’s just a matter of pulling it down to slide it out. There are actually two notches there because what it’s designed to do which I’m having trouble doing is you should just be able to slide it back just one notch which allows just that bit to be exposed but I’m having difficulty doing that so you might to but maybe you’re more nimble than I am. So once again, it goes in and it clicks in and as per my previous video, it’s a matter of putting it back in the blind and then reinstalling the blind. So I hope that helps you guys out there because it is one of those things that can be quite frustrating but now you know what to do so hopefully your blinds are operating and like new. So until next time.
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