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Old 07-05-2016, 05:03 PM   #1
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Day/Night shade broke

Well it finally happened. I have a broken string on our day/night shade.
It is a 4 string shade and the question is this.
Do they have a center spring or end springs (2).
So that's what I need to know if possible so I can order the right kit.
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Old 07-05-2016, 05:05 PM   #2
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This might help.
http://www.discoveryowners.com/DayNightCompile.pdf


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Old 07-05-2016, 05:33 PM   #3
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It did. I downloaded it and will use it for reference. I just need to know if it has 1 spring or 2. The coach was built in 07 and that is the year the springs changed from 2 to 1. It looks like I'm going to wait and take it apart when we get home next week and see what I have. We're in Oklahoma City now. Rockwell RV park for the night.
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Old 07-07-2016, 06:23 AM   #4
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Day Night Blinds

If you have only one string break since 07 consider yourself lucky. Go to this web site Fixmyblinds.com All the info you need is there. Just take your time. There is one spring in the top channel with a loop on each end. The cord is attached to each end of the spring, the spring only holds the cord in place it really does not apply tension to the cord. Tension is applied when the cord ends get wrapped around the spools at the bottom of the window on the right and left side.
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Old 07-07-2016, 03:58 PM   #5
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I have replaced the cord in all my blinds at least once.

The most frustrating part is getting the blind down ... and putting it back up ...

We have discovered that a piece of florist's wire ... (small green wire used by florist to help hold droopy flower upright) ... folded in half makes a marvelous "needle" to pull the cord through the holes.

If this is your first blind, I suggest you take photos as you disassemble ... it will save you time and frustration when you re-assemble.

Don't be in a hurry ... after the first one you can do it in an hour
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I have replaced the cord in all my blinds at least once.

The most frustrating part is getting the blind down ... and putting it back up ...

We have discovered that a piece of florist's wire ... (small green wire used by florist to help hold droopy flower upright) ... folded in half makes a marvelous "needle" to pull the cord through the holes.

If this is your first blind, I suggest you take photos as you disassemble ... it will save you time and frustration when you re-assemble.

Don't be in a hurry ... after the first one you can do it in an hour
We're not home yet but looking forward to having the wife help. That should make it more interesting. Thanks for that tip!
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Might want to also check out some of the info on using monofilament. Smooths out the operation and is stronger. I have converted a couple of ours to monofilament.


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What size and test? I have some 80 lb dacron thin stuff. That may be better than mono?
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Old 07-07-2016, 10:15 PM   #9
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Day/Night shade broke

60 or 80lb test if I recall correctly.

If you already have it I would try it out, It is not real difficult to re-string.


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Old 07-07-2016, 10:47 PM   #10
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Day Night shade restringing

I was able to find a long 8 inch sewing needle. Worked real well for threading through the holes. Also found out hard way- don't get lines crossed when going across the center piece between the two types of shades. Doesn't work to well (is hard to rise or lower) and had to redo. Please post how the fishing line worked, would be interested in trying that also.
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Well it finally happened. I have a broken string on our day/night shade.
It is a 4 string shade and the question is this.
Do they have a center spring or end springs (2).
So that's what I need to know if possible so I can order the right kit.
Go online and look up Dirty Blind Man. He has everything needed to fix your blinds.
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Here's a little guidance from the Service Tips section of the Winnebago site:

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