How to change the control side on a chain operated roller blind

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How to change the control side on a chain operated roller blind

Published June 14, 2022

Easy DIY instructions on how to change the control chain side of your MaxiLift Apollo roller blinds.

Roller blinds are a popular choice for window treatments, offering both style and functionality. The MaxiLift Apollo roller blind is known for its durability and ease of use. However, over time, you may find that the control chain side needs adjusting or replacement. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through the simple steps to change the control chain side of your MaxiLift Apollo roller blind, ensuring smooth operation for years to come.

Technical Specifications


  • The control chain side of the MaxiLift Apollo roller blind is typically made of durable plastic or metal components.
  • The chain itself is often made of metal or sturdy plastic.


  • The length of the control chain may vary depending on the size of your roller blind.
  • Standard lengths typically range from 1.5 to 2 meters.

Tools Required

Before you begin, gather the following tools:

  • Screwdriver (flathead or Phillips, depending on the screws used)
  • Pliers
  • Replacement control chain (if needed)

Step-by-Step Guide

1. Prepare the Work Area

Start by clearing the area around the roller blind to provide ample space for maneuvering. Lay down a soft cloth or mat to protect the blind and surrounding surfaces from scratches or damage.

2. Remove the Roller Blind from Its Mounting Bracket

Using a screwdriver, carefully loosen the screws securing the roller blind to the mounting bracket. Once the screws are loosened, gently lift the blind out of the bracket and set it aside on a flat surface.

3. Locate the Control Chain Mechanism

Inspect the side of the roller blind where the control chain is located. You should see a cover or casing that houses the chain mechanism.

4. Remove the Cover

Using your screwdriver, carefully remove any screws or fasteners securing the cover in place. Once the cover is removed, you’ll have access to the control chain mechanism.

5. Disconnect the Old Chain

Locate the end of the control chain inside the mechanism. Use your pliers to disconnect the old chain from the mechanism. If the chain is damaged or worn, now is the time to replace it with a new one.

6. Thread the New Chain

If you’re replacing the chain, thread the new chain through the control mechanism, ensuring it follows the same path as the old chain. Use your pliers to secure the chain in place.

7. Test the Operation

Before reassembling the cover, test the operation of the control chain to ensure smooth and consistent movement of the roller blind.

8. Reassemble the Cover

Once you’re satisfied with the chain’s operation, reattach the cover using the screws or fasteners you removed earlier. Make sure the cover is securely in place to protect the chain mechanism.

9. Reinstall the Roller Blind

Carefully lift the roller blind back into position on the mounting bracket. Tighten the screws to secure the blind in place.

10. Test Again

Once the blind is securely mounted, test the control chain again to ensure everything is functioning correctly.


Changing the control chain side of your MaxiLift Apollo roller blind is a simple DIY task that can help prolong the life of your window treatment. By following these easy steps, you can ensure smooth operation and enjoy hassle-free use of your roller blind for years to come.

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