Levolor blinds are generally able to last several years; however the strings may lose their tension over time and need to be replaced. In order to replace a damaged pull string on Levolor blinds, the older string needs to be removed and the new string properly measured and fitted onto the shade.
Use the following instructions to properly re-string Levolor blinds.
- Remove the end caps from each shade
- Remove the cord from the cordloop mechanism
- Measure the amount of string needed
- Replace the string
- Install the top rail and caps
- Tie off the strings into the condenser ball
There are end caps located on each side of the shade. After removing the caps, slide off the top and bottom rails.
With the top rail off, remove the damaged cord from the cordloop mechanism.
Measure the height of the shade and multiply by two, with an additional foot to figure out how much string is required.
Insert the new string into the cordloop mechanism, and fish its through the shades. Install a washer to tie the cords down at the bottom.
Slide on the top and bottom rails, then thread the string into its lock.
The condenser ball is a used to round up the remaining strings, so the shade can be easily pulled up and down. Tie all the strings inside the condenser ball.