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Old 03-11-2019, 07:03 AM   #1
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roller blind not working

One of the room darkening blinds in the coach will not roll up; I have to put my fingers behind the valence to roll it manually. The day shade works fine. Has anyone fixed this type of problem? It seems to operate like the venetian blinds we had growing up with a spring that "sprung". Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-18-2019, 11:45 PM   #2
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if they are an MCD shade, you can remove it from the mounting bracket and add tension to the spring by adjusting a flat-head-screw looking item on one side. (You'll have to press it in to turn it)


The other side can be adjusted to change the limit on how far you can extend the blind.
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Old 03-19-2019, 06:43 AM   #3
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Have you done this before and how difficult was it to do? Did you have to take the valence down and remove the blind to adjust? Thanks for the advice!
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Old 03-19-2019, 07:26 AM   #4
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Mounting clips hold them in place.

If I remember correctly, the black screw adjusts the tension, the grey screw sets the stop limit. You must push in on the screw to unlock it to add tension. Be careful to get the screw locked back into the detent after adding tension.

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Old 03-19-2019, 10:03 AM   #5
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Have you done this before and how difficult was it to do? Did you have to take the valence down and remove the blind to adjust? Thanks for the advice!

The blind (in my rig) is held in place by two spring-clips. I had to take down the valence in order to clearly see how things were assembled, but now that I know how it's built I can remove and reinstall without turning any screws.


It's not hard to adjust. My biggest issue with MCD shades is that the adjustment is required so frequently. These things seem to have the shelf life of raw milk.
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Old 03-24-2019, 05:58 PM   #6
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Roller Blind Drivers Side 2014 Winnebago Forza 34T not working

Does anyone have a video on taking down AND adjusting the roller blind shade?
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Old 03-24-2019, 07:21 PM   #7
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If this is an MCD shade, call them. Their number can be found on the shade itself. They have a great support team that will walk you thru the fix.
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Old 03-24-2019, 08:11 PM   #8
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It would be nice if the OP would IDENTIFY what maker and model of roller blinds they have. There are a minimum FOUR brands of them.

1. MCD
2. Shade Pro
3. Blind Chalet
4. Steves Blinds

And most likely, more. We have Shade Pro. There is a knurled wheel, on each end of each shade. One is for tension and the opposite is for adjusting the stopping point. We need a bit more info for more accurate answers.
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Old 03-26-2019, 08:06 AM   #9
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Have you done this before and how difficult was it to do? Did you have to take the valence down and remove the blind to adjust? Thanks for the advice!
Go to the MCD website and pull up instructions on adjusting blinds.
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Have you done this before and how difficult was it to do? Did you have to take the valence down and remove the blind to adjust? Thanks for the advice!
Well,
We'll ask again, WHAT BRAND of roller shades do you have? As I stated earlier, there are different makers of them. Adjustment CAN be done, while the shades are in place, up in the valances but, not in all cases. Some valances are tighter in dimensions and therefore, make it more difficult to get your fingers up in there for adjustment.
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Old 03-27-2019, 07:20 AM   #11
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Macevir, we have MCD from
Texas. It has been almost a year now and I can't remember the exact process but it was not very difficult. I did replace all the 1/4" screws in the valences with 3/4" because one valence fell off.Once you understand the instructions the hardest part is being a contortionist to be able to see what you are doing.
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I recently had an issue with our MCD dark shade. I contacted them via their website and they got right back with me. They explained how to take it apart and sent me a PDF explaining such. It's not that difficult. I did have to remove the shades from my Aspect but again it wasn't difficult....3 clips that a regular screw driver pushing on released them. It helps with another set of hands to just hold it while removing/installing. MCD thought I might have a broken spring but it turned out to merely be an adjustment issue. As previously stated, they have excellent customer service so give them a call or email them.

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Old 04-01-2019, 06:31 AM   #13
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I apologize that I don't get a chance to visit the forum everyday. The blinds are MCD; but the problem has been placed on the back burner for now. DH is busy refurbishing our oldest daughter's townhouse (fire and water damage) and he is there from sun up to sun down. Thank you all for your replies and comments! I agree with Exbuckeye, to be a contortionist is needed. The shade is behind the "j" part of the sofa and hard to get at.
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They can be a real challenge to get at and remove, especially the longer ones behind a valance. In my case, all the adjusting steps didn't work. The adjusting guts are cheap plastic, and were broken inside, and needed to be replaced.
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