How to Install a Rollease Clutch for Continuous Cord Loop Shades

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A Rollease clutch system can become damaged and will need to be replaced so that your shade will operate correctly. These instructions explain how to replace a Rollease clutch system for continuous cord loop shades. These clutches are usually seen on cellular honeycomb shades, pleated shades, and Roman shades.

A Note on Safety

Kids can strangle in blind cords. To make your blinds safer for kids, keep cords out of reach and secure cord and bead chain loops. To learn more, please visit our child safety guide.

Tools Needed

Phillips Screwdriver
Flat-head Screwdriver
Tape Measure

Parts Needed

Step 1 – Measure the length of your shade to determine which spears will be used.

  • Shades under 9 feet in length use the short spears, while shades over 9 feet in length require the longer spears.
  • NOTE: Once the spears are inserted into the clutch, they cannot be removed. Measure the spears so the right size is selected before inserting them.

Step 2 – After the shade has been removed from the window, loosen and pull the clutch out of the headrail.

Step 3 – Hold the drive shaft with the pliers, and remove the screw.

Step 4 – Remove the clutch assembly from the headrail.

Step 5 – Hold the spears and pry them off of the spear retainer with a flathead screwdriver.

Step 6 – Remove the drive disc.

Step 7 – Remove the clutch cover using a flathead screwdriver.

Step 8 – Remove the cord loop.

Step 9 – On the new clutch, insert the correct length spears into the designated slots. Once the spears are inserted into the clutch, they are NOT removeable.

  • You will feel the spears snap into place.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Once the spears are inserted into the clutch, they are NOT removable.

Step 10 – Put the cord loop and clutch cover on the new clutch.

Step 11 – Replace the spear retainer and the drive disc.

Step 12 – Partially reinsert the clutch assembly with the spear retainer over the control rod.

Step 13 – Replace the retainer screw.

Step 14 – Insert the clutch assembly all the way into the headrail until it is seated.

Step 15 – Rehang your shade, and test your repair.

  • Test your repair by operating the cord loop.