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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.

Headings

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 service@fixmyblinds.com.

Disclaimer

The workable substitute is not a perfect solution, but it can extend the life of your blinds!

Please read the entire description before ordering.

Levolor Tilt Mechanism for Off-the-Shelf Cordless 2" Faux Wood Blinds
Levolor Tilt Mechanism for Off-the-Shelf Cordless 2" Faux Wood Blinds
Levolor Tilt Mechanism for Off-the-Shelf Cordless 2" Faux Wood Blinds
Levolor Tilt Mechanism for Off-the-Shelf Cordless 2" Faux Wood Blinds
Levolor Tilt Mechanism for Off-the-Shelf Cordless 2" Faux Wood Blinds
Levolor Tilt Mechanism for Off-the-Shelf Cordless 2" Faux Wood Blinds
Levolor Tilt Mechanism for Off-the-Shelf Cordless 2" Faux Wood Blinds
Levolor Tilt Mechanism for Off-the-Shelf Cordless 2" Faux Wood Blinds
Levolor Tilt Mechanism for Off-the-Shelf Cordless 2" Faux Wood Blinds
Levolor Tilt Mechanism for Off-the-Shelf Cordless 2" Faux Wood Blinds
Levolor Tilt Mechanism for Off-the-Shelf Cordless 2" Faux Wood Blinds
Levolor Tilt Mechanism for Off-the-Shelf Cordless 2" Faux Wood Blinds

Levolor Tilt Mechanism for Off-the-Shelf Cordless 2" Faux Wood Blinds

Product ID: 3274

Regular price
$5.99 / Piece
Sale price
$5.99
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per 


Original (Discontinued) Tilt Mechanism

This tilt mechanism is found in Levolor CustomSizeNow and Trim-and-Go 2” & 2 ½” Premium cordless faux wood horizontal blinds purchased at Lowes from 2012 through 2018. It was also used in Levolor and Kirsch custom wood and faux wood blinds between 2012 and 2018. A tag inside the blinds may read PWLD2530.

This part fits into a 1 ½” by 2 ¼” metal headrail. A rectangular tilt rod that measures 3/16" by 9/64" passes through it.

If you replace any of your original tilt mechanisms with the workable substitute, we’d love to know how your blind functions. Also, please let us know if you come up with any ideas to stabilize the mechanism in the headrail.

Levolor does not sell the original tilt mechanism. This unique double-geared tilt mechanism is patented and is no longer manufactured. 

Workable Substitute Tilt Mechanism

In the absence of available replacement parts, we came up with the best solution possible with the parts 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.

The workable substitute is not a perfect solution, but it can extend the life of your blinds!

Known Issues

The replacement tilt mechanism is not stablized within the headrail.

The body of tilt mechanism rotates inside the headrail, but it will not rotate more than the hole punch in the bottom of the headrail. The rotation can cause the wand to rub the back of the valance, cause the wand to become twisted on tilt mechanism hook, or cause the blinds to not close as tightly as they would with the original tilt mechanism. You may have to pull down on the wand while twisting to minimize rotation of the tilt mechanism body.

We have not found a solution for stablizing the replacement tilt mechanism. If you find a solution, please let us know.


The replacement tilt mechanism is smaller than the original tilt mechanism.

The only tilt mechanism that we have that works in this headrail is significantly smaller than the original. Because of this, there are gaps all around it and doesn’t seat into the headrail like a proper tilt mechanism should.


The tilt rod hole is square, and the tilt rod is a rectangle.

The tilt rod in the headrail is rectangular. However, since the square hole in the substituted tilt mechanism is plastic, it’s able to accommodate the rectangular metal rod. Some of the plastic inside of the hole may shave off during installation. This is normal and won’t impact the part’s performance. To get the rectangular tilt rod into the square hole, you may need to use a small mallet if you’re not able to push it on by hand.

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.

Headings

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 service@fixmyblinds.com.

Repair Guide

Learn how to install the workable substitute.

We want to hear from you!

If you have ideas, questions, comments, or concerns please reach out to us!

Product ID 3274
SKU
Color White
Sold By Piece
Material Metal, Plastic
What's Included One wand-driven tilt mechanism.
Headrail Size 1 1/2" x 2 1/4"
Tilt Rod Shape Rectangular
Tilt Rod Size 3/16" x 9/64"
Size of the Punch in the Head Rail 3/4"
Shape of the Punch in the Head Rail Rectangular
How is Tilt Mechanism Operated? Wand
Gear Type and Material Metal
Headrail Size 1 1/2" x 2 1/4"
How Does Wand Attach to Tilt Mechanism? Hook/Sleeve
Blind Type Wood / Faux Wood / Venetian Blind
Brand Levolor and Kirsch
Product Line Custom Size Now, Trim-and-Go
Country of Manufacture China
Weight (Pounds) 0.0800
Processing Time 1 Business Day
Shipping Origin Colorado Springs, CO
Eligible for Free Shipping on Orders Over $100 Yes
Warranty Information 90 Days
Eligible for a Return Yes

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