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Old 01-19-2016, 06:53 PM   #1
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Entry door retractable blind problem

The entry door retractable blind on my 2011 34Y Meridian is failing to retract. I had to start fiddling with it to retract it, and now it completely refuses to retract. I took it off the door to see if it was repairable, but I can't see how to disassemble it. Is the spring broken? Is this blind repairable or do I need to buy a whole new assembly?

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Old 01-19-2016, 09:34 PM   #2
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Usually, the first thing to try is remove the blind from the bracket and rewind by hand. Then, reinstall the blind and pull down the blind. Pulling it down will re-tension the spring. If this doesn't work, it may be time for a new blind. HTH.
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Old 01-20-2016, 12:50 AM   #3
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...rewind by hand...
On re-reading, it doesn't sound clear. What I mean is to simply roll up the blind. You don't have to do anything with the spring mechanism. After you reinstall it and pull the blind down, the spring tension will be restored. Hope that is more clear.
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Old 01-20-2016, 03:57 AM   #4
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I had the same problem and it was a simple fix. The pin on the left side binds. Spray with some wd-40. Not much just a trickle on the pin. Up and down a few times and it will work just like new. I took the blind off the door to do it . You cannot rewind the spring on them without ripping the thing all apart. Those side caps do NOT come off without breaking. They are on there with some super tape.
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I had the same problem and it was a simple fix. The pin on the left side binds. Spray with some wd-40. Not much just a trickle on the pin. Up and down a few times and it will work just like new. I took the blind off the door to do it . You cannot rewind the spring on them without ripping the thing all apart. Those side caps do NOT come off without breaking. They are on there with some super tape.
I have already tried some lube, without success. I will try WD-40. I agree that the problem seems to be one of binding rather than a weak spring. Too bad the blind cannot be disassembled.
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Old 01-20-2016, 09:15 PM   #6
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The lube I applied has finally done it's job and the blind is now working fine.
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The lube I applied has finally done it's job and the blind is now working fine.
Just a matter of time like I said.
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Old 11-15-2016, 11:06 AM   #8
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Glad to have found this thread as we were having an issue with the door shade retracting. Unscrewed it from the door frame, pulled off the cap on the pin end, slowly dribbled some thin silicon lubricant into the pin end (down the pin itself), rolled the shade back up, snapped on the end cap, rescrewed the shade back onto the door and VOILA, working great again! Wish we'd tried this a year ago instead of fighting with it for so long!
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Old 11-15-2016, 05:46 PM   #9
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I'm the original poster, and my blind is still working great. I love iRV2.
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$30 you can purchase a new one including hardware and shipping https://www.blinds.com/

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$30 you can purchase a new one including hardware and shipping https://www.blinds.com/

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Good to know if the lube trick stops working. Thanks!
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Same problem and spread silicone grease along both sides inside the slide track. Works like new.
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