This guide doesn’t offer a perfect solution for replacing this specific tilt mechanism. However, in the absence of available replacement parts, we put our heads together and came up with the best solution possible with the parts we have available to us.
We interact with many customers and know that lots of you are looking for a workable solution for this problem. If you don’t mind jury-rigging your blinds, this repair is for you!
We aren't sure how well this substitute is going to work in wider blinds. The two blinds we have with this specific operating system are 30" wide. If your blind is especially wide or long, this hack may not work very well.
Consider replacing the tilt mechanism on a rarely used blind with this makeshift solution. Then, use the origional gear in a more often used blind.
Please don’t expect perfection with this hack! The replacement tilt mechanism is significantly smaller than the original. This leaves it space inside the headrail for it to move around. The stem on the replacement part can move up and down depending on which way the slats are tilted. To operate the blind, you may need to gently pull down on the wand and then twist it to open or close the slats.
Body of tilt mechanism rotates in headrail
wand hits valance
wand twists on tilt mechanism hook
slats do not close as tight as before
Please let us know your experience with this rough solution. We want to hear from you! And, if you come up with any ideas about how to stabilize the tilt mechanism inside the headrail, let us know. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org.