How to Replace a Wand Tilt Mechanism in a Hunter Douglas Mini Blind

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This tilt mechanism is used is some Hunter Douglas brand 1” mini blinds. The headrail on the blind must have dimensions of 1” x 1” with a ¼” hexagon shaped hole for this tilt mechanism to fit. This guide walks you through the steps to remove and replace this tilt mechanism.

Tools Needed

Needle Nose Pliers
Flat-head Screwdriver

Parts Needed

Step 1 – Prepare for this repair.

  • If the wand is still attached to the tilt mechanism remove it, and set it aside.
  • With pliers remove the rail end stiffeners on both ends of the headrail.

Step 2 – Remove the old tilt mechanism.

  • Remove the tilt rod retainer clip from the tilter by pushing it towards the tilter and releasing it with a screwdriver.
  • Slide the tilt rod free from the tilter, but do not slide it out to the drum.
  • Remove the old tilt mechanism by slightly spreading the headrail and then lifting up on the tilt mechanism. The screwdriver may also be useful here.

Step 3 – Replace the retainer clip.

  • Make sure to have the new retainer clip installed.

Step 4 – Install the new tilt mechanism.

  • Install the new tilt mechanism making sure that it is firmly seated in the headrail.
  • Slide the tilt rod into the new tilt mechanism.
  • Attach the retainer clip to the tilt mechanism.

Step 5 – Reattach the end stiffeners and wand.