How to Set a Tilt Mechanism with an Internal Clutch

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Tilt mechanisms with internal clutches are designed to prevent the over-rotating of the mechanism’s gear causing premature part failure. This feature is available in some tilt mechanisms for mini, wood, faux wood, and Venetian blinds. Before installing a tilt mechanism with an internal clutch, it’s critical to set the gear properly so that the part will fully open and close the slats on your horizontal blind.

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Step 1 – Rotate the tilter shaft to find the gear’s center point.

  • Find the center point of the internal gear by rotating the tilter shaft all the way in one direction until it reaches the clutch and stops.
  • Make a note of the stopped position.

Step 2 – Rotate the tilter shaft in the opposite direction.

  • Rotate the tilt mechanism in the opposite direction.
  • Make a note of the stopped position.
  • You may have to manually rotate the tilt mechanism by grabbing the tilt rod hole to get the gear to engage.

Step 2 – Set the tilt mechanism.

  • Set the tilt mechanism hole exactly halfway between the two stopping points.
  • Now, you’re ready to install the tilt mechanism into your blind.