Any ideas on how to repair vertical blinds that don't move anymore?

I have a few large sections of vertical blinds that are no longer moving from left to right in the track, nor are they willing to turn when the string is pulled. The vanes are not impeded by anything - I think the inside mechanisms are shot. I would like to remove the 'guts' and simply pull the vanes open by hand but am not sure how to do this. Can't find anything on line except advice that says 'get a qualified blind technician.....'

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  • Pat Pat on Sep 23, 2017
    Sounds like the string is broken...or is caught somewhere....maybe on one of the blinds?

  • B. Enne B. Enne on Sep 23, 2017
    Maybe these will help. I haven't looked at them.

  • Sharon Sharon on Sep 23, 2017
    I've seen those plastic clips that hold it for sale in curtain rod and blind sections of home store.

  • Margaret Green Margaret Green on Sep 23, 2017
    Go to youtube and look for repair videos.

  • Kim Kim on Sep 23, 2017
    I have the same problem. To make it completely manual, first remove all of your blinds. Then you will need to remove the twisty rod that turns your blinds. Then pry the clamp type washer off and save. Now remove the wheel from behind the washer and the bar should move freely towards the other end of your blind. Now go to the other end of your blind pull the end cap off if it isn't already dangling on the rope. Cut both parts of the rope on either side of the endcap and pull the last bit of rope out of the endcap. You will now I want to remove all the rope across to the unit and all the metal brackets off of your plastic holders. Be careful pulling the metal bracket so as not to break the tabs that hold your blinds. You should now be able to push the bar back into place, replace the end caps back into position, put the wheel back on and the clamp type washer back on the place you started.
    Now everything is disconnected and free to move!

    : )