If turning the wand does not tilt the slats, that indicates that the gear in the tilt mechanism is broken. The stem on the outside of the tilt mechanism has broken off. If either of these has occurred, the tilt mechanism in the blind will need to be replaced with a new one.
Vertical blinds will not rotate
Similarly, you may find that the louvres/slats on your vertical blinds won't rotate. This is an indication that something is wrong with the 'tilter mechanism'. Firstly, check your slats. If any of them are sitting out of alignment or folded around the wrong way, this will cause an issue.
The most common reason for slats getting stuck and unable to be lowered or raised is that their cord is trapped in its lock mechanism. To release it, raise the cord until it's level with the headrail at the top of your blinds, and then gently tug on it. This should release the lock mechanism and set the cord-free.
Stuck Vertical Blinds
For Vertical Blinds, first make sure all of your slats are properly aligned. Ensure that the ends are uniformly arranged and that the slats aren't awkwardly tucked behind each other. If they are misaligned, rotate them until they are in place. This should quickly solve your problem.
Chances are you don`t need a new roller; you just have to rewind the present roller to increase tension. Here`s how: Pull the shade all the way down, then with the shade still unrolled lift it out of its brackets and roll it up by hand. Replace the rolled-up shade in its brackets, then try the shade again.
Solution: Check the Cordlock Mechanism
Take a look at the cords and moveable pin in the cordlock mechanism located inside the headrail of the blind. Make sure that the cords can move freely. If the cords are stuck or jammed, take a screwdriver or needle-nose pliers and move the pin to free the cords.
Clutch roller shades are a manual operated system designed to raise and lower smoothly. It is operated by a metal or plastic chain which allows you to position the shade at any level.
If you pull on the chain and your blinds do not move, then look at the track to see if there is a build up of debris or some other obstruction. Insects can sometimes get trapped in your vertical blind tracks which will stop the blinds from opening or closing.
Most of the time, repairing vertical blinds is simple, and you should be able to do it on your own. You'll only need a few tools to remove and replace gears or slats. However, vertical blinds can be tricky and sometimes you may need to bring in a professional.
Vertical blinds are vertical fabric slats (louvres) that are attached to a sliding track in the headrail and adjusted via a chain, cord or wand. The verticals can be produced in a wide range of fabrics depending on your taste. They are weighted at the bottom of each slat and linked to ensure an evenly spaced drop.
Thankfully there's no right or wrong way to turn your blinds. But one way may be more suitable than the other, depending on your needs. The choice really boils down to your lighting and privacy requirements at different times of the day and, of course, personal preference.