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Panel Track Blind Troubleshooter

Installation and Mounting Problems

I lost my brackets or my brackets are damaged.

Brackets for panel track blinds typically wrap around the front and back of the top track. Measure the width of the top track where the bracket attaches. Then compare that measurement to the brackets we carry here.

My blind is hitting the trim, window handle, or some other obstacle.

You may need to remount your blinds further away from the surface that is being hit or rubbed. In some cases, you will need to install plastic bracket spacers or extension brackets to provide additional clearance. If your blind is hitting a window crank, you may need to replace the window crank with a smaller T-handle window crank.

Traversing Problems

When I pull on the cord to open the panels, it is difficult and/or there is resistance.

This could mean that the operating cord is frayed. Check the path that the cords run along and see if the string needs to be replaced.

My string is broken and/or pulled out of my blinds.

If the string is broken, it’s time to replace it. Please following these measuring instructions to select the correct thickness of string. If the string has pulled out the blind, check to see if it is broken or frayed. If so, replace it. If it is not broken, you may be able to reinsert it. It may have become untied from the end of the carriers.

Valance Problems

My valance is broken or missing.

We recommend contacting a local blind company to see if they can order a replacement valance.

My valance fell down, won’t stay up and/or is hanging crooked.

It’s very common for the valance clips that hold the valance to become brittle and break. When this happens you can simply replace your valance clips. We carry many replacement valance clips. To find the correct valance clip, determine how your valance clip attaches to your valance. It may wrap around the top/bottom of the valance, attach to a plastic strip on the back of the valance, fit into a grooved slot on the valance or be screwed on. Measure the overall height of the clip. We match up all valance clips visually by measurement and shape. Be sure to put a valance clip every 18-24 inches to give the valance stability.

Panel or Fabric Problems

Several things can go wrong with the blind’s material or panels. They can tear or become soiled, and cleaning won’t work. The edges of the material can fray. Whenever there is an issue with the material, it is time to replace the entire window covering. We do not carry material at Fix My Blinds or have a referral for replacement material.

Need Replacement Blinds

We recommend Blinds.com for purchasing new panel track blinds.

Child Safety Concerns

I’m afraid my child or pet will become tangled in the cords on my blinds.

Please visit the Window Covering Safety Council to see the latest recommendations for corded window coverings.

Installation and Mounting Problems

I lost my brackets or my brackets are damaged.

Brackets for panel track blinds typically wrap around the front and back of the top track. Measure the width of the top track where the bracket attaches. Then compare that measurement to the brackets we carry here.

My blind is hitting the trim, window handle, or some other obstacle.

You may need to remount your blinds further away from the surface that is being hit or rubbed. In some cases, you will need to install plastic bracket spacers or extension brackets to provide additional clearance. If your blind is hitting a window crank, you may need to replace the window crank with a smaller T-handle window crank.

Traversing Problems

When I pull on the cord to open the panels, it is difficult and/or there is resistance.

This could mean that the operating cord is frayed. Check the path that the cords run along and see if the string needs to be replaced.

My string is broken and/or pulled out of my blinds.

If the string is broken, it’s time to replace it. Please following these measuring instructions to select the correct thickness of string. If the string has pulled out the blind, check to see if it is broken or frayed. If so, replace it. If it is not broken, you may be able to reinsert it. It may have become untied from the end of the carriers.

Valance Problems

My valance is broken or missing.

We recommend contacting a local blind company to see if they can order a replacement valance.

My valance fell down, won’t stay up and/or is hanging crooked.

It’s very common for the valance clips that hold the valance to become brittle and break. When this happens you can simply replace your valance clips. We carry many replacement valance clips. To find the correct valance clip, determine how your valance clip attaches to your valance. It may wrap around the top/bottom of the valance, attach to a plastic strip on the back of the valance, fit into a grooved slot on the valance or be screwed on. Measure the overall height of the clip. We match up all valance clips visually by measurement and shape. Be sure to put a valance clip every 18-24 inches to give the valance stability.

Panel or Fabric Problems

Several things can go wrong with the blind’s material or panels. They can tear or become soiled, and cleaning won’t work. The edges of the material can fray. Whenever there is an issue with the material, it is time to replace the entire window covering. We do not carry material at Fix My Blinds or have a referral for replacement material.

Need Replacement Blinds

We recommend Blinds.com for purchasing new panel track blinds.

Child Safety Concerns

I’m afraid my child or pet will become tangled in the cords on my blinds.

Please visit the Window Covering Safety Council to see the latest recommendations for corded window coverings.