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As we work with blind cleaners a common complaint is "I don't do repairs (or quit working with them) because parts are difficult to get."  While it is true some parts are hard to find, those for major brands can be found from a number of sources.  These following tips should help.

Caution:  Beware of exorbitant pricing.  While parts command a higher prices due to the time and trouble involved with stocking, handling orders and shipping (not the actual cost of the plastic etc.) some businesses charge $15 -$40 for parts that are easily found for $3-$6  + shipping elsewhere.  You'll save money if you check prices and don't be afraid to ask if the vendor gives discounts to blind cleaners etc. (Often prices listed are for consumers making one time purchases)


Sources for Parts:
1)  The original fabricators of the blinds -  They will often send you parts if you call customer support. (See numbers listed under Fabricators elsewhere in this site)
       ex.:  Hunter Douglas, Springs Window Fashions, Levelor, etc.

2)  After market parts retailers - Websites with Parts for Order
       a.  Blindsparts.com / Blindsparts.info

       b.  Blindsusa.com 

       c.  FixMyBlinds.com 
       d.  Discountblindparts.com
       e.  Rvblindparts.com
       f.  BlindSpeed-SparkleBlinds.com (Blindcleaners.biz Network Member)

3).  Current Parts
      a.  Local blind Fabricators with whom you have opened an account.
           They don't like dealing in $1-$5 parts orders unless you do more for their business - as they like to sell blinds.

       b.  Wholesale Parts Suppliers-Sell in Large Quantities or Case Lots
            windowblindsparts.com  (fair prices on small quantities)

            Genes Industries genesindustry.com (parts for many types of blinds made by independent fabricators)



4).  Obsolete Parts
       Blindsparts.com - site has pictures for reference or to have customers tell you what they need (over the phone).
       ** They have more inventory than they show on the internet.
       (Note:  Patience is needed, as service/reponse times with this vendor can be slow.)

 

Repairs - Training

1) Blind fabricators offer training for installation and basic repairs.  

     Hunter Douglas has several classes and online materials for their Certified Installers.

       {This program also includes access to their product schematics and parts} 

2)  Training Classes

        Dirtyblinds.com sells a series of online videos that include training in repairs.

          {There is an annual fee for access in addition to the initial payment.}

 

3)  Internet Videos and Articles

     a)  You Tube

              Quality and accuracy of the materials is sometimes poor, but good tips can be found.

 

                   Use search words like "blind repairs"   "cord loop replacement"

       b)  Internet articles on "How to" sites or instructions on the websites that sell parts.

                  

 

If you know of other sites that would be helpful. please let us know.  Members will find more information relative to repairs, schematics of various blinds etc. in the "Blind Cleaner's Resource Manual" on this site under the Business Resources Menu.

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