Here’s a problem I had twice with the same blind..
Fixing an accordion type blind may seem off limits to most, but there’s no reason a DIYer can’t fix them and save $$$$ over buying a new one..
I actually had to fix this one twice, our cat got hold of it both times. %^#$&* cats!
I’ll show you how to fix it..
First, take the blind down off its’ brackets.
Next, you have to find where the broken string goes into the top rail. When you compress the blind up toward the top rail, the affected string should be loose and noticeable.
Pull the broken string out of the blind all the way. (It has a small knot on the end so it MAY feel a little like it is ripping through the blind…that’s ok.)
The string is spring loaded into the roller mechanism in the top rail. therefore you will need to hold onto it tightly in order to maintain a length suitable to work with. The first time I did it, I had my helper hold it for me, this time I clamped a pair of vise-grips onto it to hold it.
You probably don’t own one, so you may need to go to a craft store and purchase one. We happen to have one that worked because my woman does knitting and crafts.
Ideally, your needle will be long enough to go all the way through the blind so you can grab it and pull the string through…If not, (Mine was not ) you have to play with getting the string through part way, manipulating the needle through the pleats, and continuing to thread the string through to the bottom.
This in my case was the larger of several holes in the same area.
(If you look at the bottom rail, you can see where the string should be, as there are only two holes [or 3 on a larger blind] where the strings come through the bottom rail. Line up the top and bottom rails to make sure you are inserting the needle into the correct hole.
Start working the needle through the pleats, feeling your way through the existing holes where the string went through originally.
You could conceivably make the blind work with the string out of place, but, you don’t want the string to show when you are done.
There was a plastic grommet in the hole that I had to remove so I could get the needle thru the hole.
Carefully, remove what ever is holding your string on the top rail (Or let go ) . Allow the spring mechanisms to do their balancing act, rehang your blind, and your done. (Till the next animal does it’s thing)