handyman accordian window blindAs a handyman, I’ve not been asked to re-string a window blind. I was a little apprehensive, but it looked pretty straightforward.

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The blind was an accordion style blind that as you raised or lowered it, the horizontal pleats would tuck it nicely together and out of the way. The blind was raised and lowered by a loop of cord. For whatever reason, the cord snapped and a replacement was found. Fortunately, for this style and size of blind, there is one common diameter of cord. I ordered it online and prepared to install it.

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After removing the blind from the window, I popped off a cap on the string-side of the blind. There is a wheel on the end with teeth that the cord wraps around. I removed the broken cord simply by pulling it, which slightly lowered the blind.

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I took the new loop of cord and wrapped it around one of the teeth. While holding one end of the cord still, I rotated the wheel so that the cord was fed onto it. When the tooth made its way back to the starting point, the cord was ready to go. I replaced the end cap and re-hung the blind. It worked like a charm.

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