00:03 – Hello from Jason
00:42 – Roller blinds should stay in position without moving
00:54 – Over time the blind may start to move down on its own
01:14 – The further down the blind the heavier it becomes
01:39 – Here we have the blinds chain mechanism
02:00 – The spring stops the blind from turning by itself
02:24 – Springs may loosened up and lost their tension
02:37 – Springs have snapped altogether
03:10 – How to fix it?
Hi I’m Jason from the company Blockout Blinds. Today we’re going to talk about “What Causes the Roller Blind to Roll Down By Itself?”
So here we have a roller blind which you well know what these are. We have the chain at one end and the other end which goes into the bracket. Now, of course when you put a roller blind into any one position using the chain at the side, when you leave it, it should hang and stay in the position that you leave it.
Blinds Sometimes Slip Down by Itself
Now what can happen overtime is sometimes you may put the blind down. Walk away and the blind by itself would just start to go down slowly by itself. It may slip down just a little bit sort of where you don’t notice it straight away or you might sit down quite quickly. Now the further you put the blind down, you’ve obviously got more fabric hanging and hence you have more weight pulling against the roller. So that shouldn’t happen. So why is this happening? I’ll just roll the blinds back up. As you can see on the chain controller, that comes out.
Now I’ve got another one that I’ve pulled apart and put aside. So here we have the chain mechanism which I have pulled apart so we can see the inside. Now what we have here is two springs and they’re clamping onto this piece. Now what these springs do is they stop the blind from turning by itself by clamping this tight. When you pull the chain, it’s a bit hard to show on this. It squeezes these two pins here releasing the spring which then enables the blind to go up and down. So if your blind is falling down, generally, the reason is that these springs have either one, overtime loosened up and lost their tension. You can tell if this is the case because your blind would generally slip down quite slowly and overtime it may become worse and worse. One or two of the springs may have completely snapped altogether meaning that there’s no tension at all. You can basically tell this because your blind will just basically drop fairly quickly, straight to the ground and you can’t put your blind back up. So that’s what causes it. This system is quite well known in Australia and throughout the world. There are other systems out there but they all work on a similar principle.
So what do you need to do if this has happened?
So if this has happened, what you need to do is basically get a new controller. So that’s the controller that goes in the end. They’re very easy to replace. I’ve done some videos on how to take the blinds down and take that out to change it. Alternatively, if your blind is only falling down slightly and it is quite a large blind, you might want to consider putting a spring assist in your blind and once again, I have another video explaining what a spring assist is and also another one on how to install it if you want to do it yourself. So if your blind is falling down or slipping by itself, it’s not the end of the world, easy fix and hopefully I’ve helped you out today and I look forward to helping you next time.
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