Step 1: Remove the blind from the window. There are screws on each end of the blind and a clip in the middle. This requires a long screw driver. Be careful not to break the clip.

Step 2: Remove the spools from the cord. You will need a large area to work in. The floor works well. Lay the blind down. Remove the end caps and slide the metal bar to remove it from the blind. ( Day Shade.)

End Caps

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Step 3: Now we will separate the day shade from the night shade. Remove the end caps. Slide the metal bar. This will pull the cord from the day part of the shade

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End Caps

End Caps

Step 4: We are now working with the night shade. Remove the end caps and slide the bar. Pull remainder of the cord from the blind. You will now see the top of the blind. There is a spring with the cord looped around it. Cut the cord from the spring.

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Put masking tape to hold spring.

Repairing Your Day/Night Shades

By Chris Ross

Supplies needed:

Long screw driver, 20 Yards of cord,

 2 to 4 large headed needles, Masking tape

Step 5: Now you are ready to do the repair. You will need at least 20 yards of cord to repair the blind. 10 yards per side. Folding the 10 yards of cord in half, loop it around the end of the spring.

Step 6: Take the spring and tape it in the center of the blind. Lay the cord down the center and slide the metal bar back on the blind being careful not to catch the cord. Now taking the ends of the cord run a needle through all the holes on the blind. You should now be at the end of the night shade. Some of the shades have two cords going through the holes while others have only single cords.

Note: There can be no knots or kinks in the cord!!

Step 7: You are now ready to cross the cords and attach the day shade to the night shade.

After crossing the cords go through some of the holes in the day shade.

Slide the metal bar back on being careful not to catch any of the cord.

Step 8: Attach the end caps. Pull the string snug so the night blind is closed. You are now at the bottom of the day shade. Cross the cords again. Slide the metal bar on making sure not to catch the cords.

Step 9: You are now ready to replace the end caps. Run the cord through the holes in the end of the end caps. Pull the cords snug so the blind is in the closed position. You will have a lot of extra cord.

Step 10: You will need help with the next step. Holding the blind part way open replace it back in the window. Attach it to the clip first then replace the screws. Now put the shade in the up position. Measure the cord down the sides of the window. Make sure you allow enough cord to wrap around the spool at least three times. Cut extra cord off.

Step 11: Now re-attach the spools to the cord. There are holes in the spools. Run the cord through these holes then tie a knot in the end. Screw in the spools to tighten the cords around the spool so that the blind goes up and down evenly.

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