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Old 01-31-2005, 04:30 PM   #1
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This morning I couldn't raise the shade over the table in the slideout. Yep! The cord broke. Has this happened to anyone else?

I just ordered a new cord set from <span class="ev_code_RED">Winnebagoparts.com</span> for one of our 60" day/night shades. Has anyone re-strung a day night shade like this? Please!

Can you believe they are sending me 73 feet of cord?
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Old 01-31-2005, 04:30 PM   #2
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This morning I couldn't raise the shade over the table in the slideout. Yep! The cord broke. Has this happened to anyone else?

I just ordered a new cord set from <span class="ev_code_RED">Winnebagoparts.com</span> for one of our 60" day/night shades. Has anyone re-strung a day night shade like this? Please!

Can you believe they are sending me 73 feet of cord?
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Old 01-31-2005, 04:44 PM   #3
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I've restrung some on my old MH, but not on the winnie. The old bugger was nasty but not impossible to do. A little patience & an hour or so & it'll get done. However, having said that, The plastic button? that the cord attaches to at the bottom just broke on the winnie & after taking the lower section apart to get the cord out to re-attach I found it to be a little simpler than the old bugger. Should be a piece of cake. As strong as that cord looks I wonder what it was rubbing against to cause it to break. On the new cord singe the ends befoore trying to fish it thru, won't fray & become messy that way.

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Old 01-31-2005, 05:09 PM   #4
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Do a Search on "Shades". There is a diagram of how the cord travels and losts of instructions/suggestions as to how to do it.

We did ours. Have found the best cord to use was the fly line backing used on fly fishing rods. It is 80lb test. NEVER has it broken. The cost is cents per yard and you even have some color choices.

Yes the amount needed is measured is lots of feet.

Doing the first one is the hardest (as well as the most fun) After that it's just a chore.

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Old 01-31-2005, 07:06 PM   #5
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Using our fabulous "FIND" tool located on the command bar on the top of the posting frame, I found this posted by: ClayL from August 2004.

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Old 02-01-2005, 04:38 AM   #6
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Mine just broke! I am going to take mine to the factory to fix. I have 2 recalls, 2 bad values on the HWH levelers & now the string! I took the shade down & couldn't figure out how to get at the long runs it makes in the framing! I am sure more strings on this shade & the other shade will break in the next 2 months I am here! This will be another item Winnebago will say is my fault! Maybe I didn't inspect it often enough!
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Old 02-01-2005, 02:02 PM   #7
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I just restrung one of our day/night shades and all of you have done well to follow the instructions and get them back in working order. There's one thing I noticed while restringing our shade, each hole the string passes through in the rails requires a plsatic gromet, a number of the plastic gromets were missing on the moving rails (also, several gromets were not completely mounted into the holes). Thus, the string is rubbing directly on the drilled hole it passes through. This caused me to look at the other shades. Two of the larger day/night shades are showing badly frayed string. I've written Winnie in hopes of getting string and gromets for each of our day/night shades. Missing gromets are clearly a manufacturing problem so I'm hoping Winnie will make good with the string and gromets.

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Old 02-01-2005, 04:46 PM   #8
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Tagalong is correct. Moreover, a person at Winny told me that the plastic grommets are often missing, causing the cord to fray and soon fail. QC problem. I've had five (5) shades fail from cut cords. I'm about to install two new shades from Winny, which I HOPE will have the grommets. I'm afraid I don't have the patience to re-string.

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Old 02-01-2005, 04:55 PM   #9
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tagalong:
Missing gromets are clearly a manufacturing problem so I'm hoping Winnie will make good with the string and gromets. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Tagalong & Thudman, Thanks for the heads up about the gromets. If mine are missing I will probably have to see if I can get a new shade.
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We had all of the blinds on our 38G restrung under warranty here in Yuma last year. The folks doing it replaced all the grommets. They said that the factory grommets were the wrong size and allowed the string to fray.
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Old 02-02-2005, 03:10 PM   #11
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Amazing! You begin to wonder how many owners ended up paying lots of $$$$ in shade repair/replacement! GRRRRRRRR!!!
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Old 02-02-2005, 07:46 PM   #12
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Driver,

Glad you dug that diagram up.
A couple of things that may help:
I drilled a 1/4 hole next to a couple of the gromets to aid in grabing the cord/wire.
I used a straightened clothes hanger to fish the cord. Also used some stranded picture cord hanger wire for part of the fishing.

The holes I drilled are hidden when the blind is installed so it isn't a bad thing.
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Old 05-02-2005, 05:32 AM   #13
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I had two shades with broken cords. After reading all the posts here, I restrung them myself. Went to JoAnn's and got the cord, and with a little patience I got them done. After doing the first one, I found out it's a piece of cake to restring them. Thanks for all your inputs, it sure helped. I also need grommts, any information on where I can get them would be helpful.
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Old 05-02-2005, 09:58 AM   #14
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whyoder,

"ADD a LITTLE candle WAX TO the STRINGS" an shades will glide over strings. Any hardware store in there screw dept should have any size gromet you need in those small draws.
By the way Welcome to the forum an thanks for your input. ---"007"
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