Experiencing high call volumes - please try again later
 

Roller Blinds will not lower

If you are struggling to lower your roller blinds, the actions you take will depend on the type of mechanism that’s being used. Here is a look at what to do to lower your blinds based on the mechanism. 

Spring or sidewinder mechanism?

There are two types of mechanism that we use on our roller blinds: spring-loaded or sidewinder. If you have blinds with a spring mechanism the blinds can be moved up and down without the need for a chain, making them child-safe. Blinds that have a sidewinder mechanism use the chain to turn the roller cylinder, moving the blind up and down as you pull.  

Roller blinds: spring mechanism

If you are unable to lower your spring operation roller blind, we suggest you take the following steps:
1.            With the blind in the brackets, check the small white pin on the end  of the blind. If this is pushed in, pull this out a couple of millimetres to enable you to lower the blind.
2.            To lower the blind, pull the blind down and towards yourself slightly.
 
 
Roller blinds: sidewinder mechanism

If you are unable to lower your roller blind with a sidewinder mechanism, follow these steps:
1.            Check that the blind is fitted in the brackets correctly. The three lugs on the end of the sidewinder control unit should be fitted in the horizontal position in the brackets with the open section of the cog at the bottom.
2.            If it isn’t lining up, you will need to shift the lugs into position and check the open section of the cog is in the right place.


Shop our Roller Blinds
 

What our customers say
five stars
yesterday
Premier 50mm Grained Bright White
Really great quality, love the faux wood look. Very reasonable price too.
ER
five stars
yesterday
Lucca Blackout Cream
Really good quality, much better than the ones they replaced. Clean and crisp.
JD
five stars
yesterday
Dapple Solar Ice
Has helped insulate my cottage. When closed, I can feel the heated reflected back off the blinds....
IB
five stars
yesterday
Manila Henna
Great product.
Petra Bravencova
five stars
yesterday
Splash Oyster
very good up to expectations
LEN WHEATLEY
four stars
yesterday
Premier 35mm Bright White
This is a good product, but bear in mind if you buy this product from swift direct you won't have...
Saeid Gharibi
five stars
2 days ago
Mississippi Glacier White
Lovely looking binds
Phil Pearce
five stars
2 days ago
Vitra Blackout Action
Great colour, fabric and rolling action. It's lovely on a cold winter day to have some light...
Tim Swift
Rated 4.5 out of 5 based on 33,527 reviews on Trustpilot Logo

By default we will only keep your items in your basket for 30 days. Log in or create an account to permanently save items in your basket and access it on any device any time.

Log In / Create account to save items