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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-06-2019, 18:39 Thread Starter
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Adjusting window blind tension

Hi.
We have a blind/flyscreen above the sink.
Flyscreen works perfectly but the blind seems to have very little tension and wont go all the way up.
Ive been watching videos on You Tube and tried to follow the instructions but can seem to get it right.
Ive taken off the 2 end caps....
Unscrewed the 2 guides either side...
Then laid it on a flat surface.....
I understand the the top one is for the fly screen and bottom one for the blind.
I can see a plastic washer with the slit in the middle but not 100% sure what to do next.
I dont want to force anything or completely ruin the spring mechanism.
Would really appreciate any advice please.
Its a 2003 Fiat Ducato
Swift Lifestyle 590 RL.
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I did mine after watching a bloke show me on YouTube. He was on mhf as David/David I think.

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Thank you Ray.
The chap I watched was reducing the tension(same as increasing I suppose,but in reverse)
He inserted s srewdriver in the slot and turned the screw slightly.
Ive tried that but the screw only turns enough to pull the plastic washer out and doesnt adjust anything.
Unless im doing something wrong..lol
Im also not sure if the blind has to be up or down when trying to adjust.
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No, this one was complete removal and re tension out of the frame. It was in a Hobby 750 like mine at the time.

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I'm commenting so I can see any solutions.

Mine is a half'n'half n the net has no natural tension - only when I yank it down (which is what I was advised by the dealer; prior to that I was all softly, softly).

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Try this for a start...……………


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Hi Adrian,

I’m responding just to support the video clip above posted by Ray. We’ve owned a Hobby 750 for many years now, and during this time I’ve fixed the window blinds/fly screen on numerous occasions. The internal springs within the tube either unwind themselves, generally because slot in the plastic ends which hold the assembly place become enlarged allowing the spring to “unwind” itself. Alternatively, the roller becomes jammed often caused by the screen fabric becoming caught up within the roll.

The window blinds work in exactly the same way as the roof blind demonstrated in the video. I’ve found that considerable patience and a steady hand is required to perform these tasks !!! Hope this helps and will give you confidence to have a go at it.

P.S. Thanks Ray for finding that video clip, as I was originally going to try to answer Adrian in words/text but there’s nothing like a video to show how it’s done. Cheers

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I'm not going to play the video now cos I'm conserving data but I'll be very interested to see what he's wearing!!

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Maybe it's just 'gunged' up like mine was - here's the fix I uploaded here last year, maybe of some help.
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