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Good afrernoon, I posted my problem with blindes several weeks ago and nobody helped me... I really need help!!! I have classic white vertical wooden blinds in the window. Unfortunately something happend with them - I can only pull them completely up. The problem is with opening blinds, so the sun light can come inside the room. In the left upper corner is a stick which is for opening or closing blinds - you can turn this stick left or right. Now it is blocked and I can not turn with the stick to open blinds (now I have then closed). Please help me to fix my blinds.I have classic white vertical wooden blinds in the window. Unfortunately something happend with them - I can only pull them completely up. The problem is with opening blinds, so the sun light can come inside the room. In the left upper corner is a stick which is for opening or closing blinds - you can turn this stick left or right. Now it is blocked and I can not turn with the stick to open blinds (now I have then closed). Please help me to fix my blinds. Thank you, Monica

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There are plastic gear inside of the top rail. you need to take the blind down and look inside. it may have some of the gear damaged. in which case the gear need to be replaced. unfortunately, there is no place sells the gear. only the rail.
that means you have to buy a new rail and go through the trouble of re-thread all of the control lines. if you are not handy, I suggest you take the blind to a repair shop.

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