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How to change a roller shutter belt catcher

Last updated:
10 August, 2023
Reading time: 5 minutes

Would you like to update the operation of your roller shutters and give them a fresh look? In this comprehensive article, you will learn how to change the roller shutter ribbon catcher in a safe and easy way. By following our expert advice and detailed step-by-step instructions, you can make this upgrade yourself and enjoy optimally functioning blinds - read on and find out how to do it!

Steps to change a roller shutter belt catcher:

Step 1: Gather the necessary tools

Before you start changing the roller shutter ribbon catcher, make sure you have all the tools at hand. Here are some common tools you will need:

  • Flat and Phillips screwdriver.
  • Pliers.
  • Tape measure.
  • New roller shutter belt catcher.
  • Suitable screws.

Remember that, depending on the type of blind and dustpan, the tools required may vary. Consult the manufacturer's instructions to ensure you have the correct tools before you begin.

Step 2: Dismantle the old belt catcher

At this stage, we will take a closer look at the internal mechanism of the belt catcher in order to replace it correctly. Follow these detailed steps to disassemble the old belt catcher:

Locate the retaining screws: Look at the lid or casing of the old ribbon take-up box and look for the screws that hold it in place. These screws are usually located on the sides or bottom of the pickup.

Use the appropriate screwdriver: Select a screwdriver that fits snugly against the screws of the belt catcher. This will ensure a better grip and avoid damaging the screws.

Loosen the screws: Using the screwdriver, turn counterclockwise to loosen the screws holding the dustpan cover or housing. Be sure to maintain constant, firm pressure while loosening them.

Remove the cover or casing: Once you have loosened all the screws, you can remove the cover or housing of the ribbon take-up. Do this carefully to avoid damaging other parts of the blind.

Access the internal mechanism: Removing the cover or casing will reveal the internal mechanism of the ribbon take-up unit. Here you can see the old tape and other key components of the system.

By disassembling the old ribbon take-up and accessing the internal mechanism, you will be one step closer to successfully replacing it. Be sure to perform this step with care and attention to detail, as improper handling can damage the pick-up or the blind itself.

Step 3: Loosen the old tape and remove it.

In this phase of the process, we will focus on loosening and removing the old tape from the dustpan. Follow these detailed steps to complete this task properly:

Inspect the fastening of the tape: Observe how the belt is attached to the pick-up mechanism. You may find attachment points, such as hooks or clips, that hold the belt in place. Look carefully and familiarise yourself with the fastening system before proceeding.

Loosen or cut the fastenings: Use suitable pliers to loosen or cut the fasteners that hold the old tape in place. This may involve loosening hooks, removing clips or cutting any other fastening mechanisms. Do this carefully to avoid damaging other parts of the blind.

Release the strap of the dustpan: Once you have released all the fastenings, release the strap from the pick-up. You can gently pull the tape away from the mechanism. Be sure to do this in a gradual and controlled manner to avoid damaging the blind.

Remove the old tape completely: Once the belt is loose from the pick-up, remove it completely. Gently pull the tape until it is completely out of the system. If necessary, cut off any excess tape that is not usable.

By loosening and removing the old tape, you will be paving the way for installing the new tape and restoring proper operation of your blind. Be sure to perform this step with caution and precision, following all manufacturer's instructions and avoiding damage to other shutter components.

Step 4: Install the new belt catcher

At this crucial stage, I will guide you through the installation process of your new belt catcher. Follow these detailed instructions to carry out a correct installation:

Prepare the new ribbon picker: Make sure you have the new belt catcher and the right belt for your blind on hand. Check that it matches the manufacturer's specifications and that it is compatible with your blind in terms of size and function.

Place the tape in the dustpan: Take the new ribbon and thread the end through the take-up mechanism. Make sure the ribbon is correctly aligned and in position for smooth operation. Refer to the manufacturer's instructions to ensure you follow the correct threading pattern.

Secure the tape in place: Once the tape is threaded, make sure it is securely fastened to the pick-up. Some pickers may have hooks or clips that must be properly secured to prevent the tape from slipping or coming loose over time. Be sure to follow the specific instructions provided by the manufacturer.

Check the smooth movement of the belt: After securing the belt in the dustpan, perform some tests to make sure that it moves smoothly as you turn the dustpan. Make sure there are no tangles or obstructions that could affect its proper operation.

Follow the manufacturer's instructions: Each belt catcher may have specific features and requirements. Carefully follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer to ensure proper installation and optimise the performance of your blind.

By installing the new ribbon take-up, you will be revitalising your roller shutter system and ensuring smooth and reliable operation. Pay attention to detail, follow the manufacturer's instructions and ensure that the ribbon is correctly positioned and threaded into the catcher.

Step 5: Reassemble the dustpan cover or housing

In this last step, I will guide you to reassemble the cover or housing of the belt catcher. Follow these steps to complete the installation successfully:

Align the screw holes: Place the cover or housing in position over the tape catcher, making sure that the screw holes are aligned correctly. This will ensure a proper fit and a neat appearance.

Use the appropriate screwdriver: Select a screwdriver that is compatible with the screws in the cover or housing. Make sure it fits correctly to avoid damaging the screws.

Tighten the screws: Using the screwdriver, turn clockwise to tighten the screws and secure the cover or housing in place. Apply steady, firm pressure, but be careful not to over-tighten to avoid damaging the cover or housing.

Check for proper fastening: Once you have tightened all the screws, make sure that the cover or housing is securely attached to the belt catcher. Perform a visual inspection to confirm that there is no movement or misalignment.

By reassembling the ribbon take-up cover or housing, you will complete the installation properly and ensure the protection and functionality of the internal mechanism. Pay attention to detail, make sure you use the correct screwdriver and tighten the screws evenly. Once you have completed this step, your roller shutter is ready to function optimally.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to remove the shaft of a roller shutter?

To remove the shaft from a roller shutter, you must first disassemble the shutter box and release the roller. Then, remove the screws that hold the shaft and its support. Finally, carefully slide the shaft out of the roller shutter.

How many metres do I need to change the tape on a roller shutter?

The number of metres needed to replace the tape on a blind can vary depending on the size and design of the blind. In general, it is recommended to have at least 2 metres of tape to ensure you have enough length for replacement.

How many slats are there in a blind?

The number of slats in a blind can vary depending on its size and design. In general, a roller shutter is composed of multiple slats that overlap vertically when rolled up. The number of slats can range from a few to several tens, depending on the dimensions and type of blind.


Renew your shutters changing the belt catcher

Replacing the roller shutter ribbon catcher is a task that you can do yourself by following the right steps. With the right tools and by following our expert advice, you will be able to enjoy renewed and functional blinds in your home. Remember to always follow the manufacturer's instructions and, if you have any doubts or problems, don't hesitate to seek professional advice. Don't wait any longer and give your blinds a new look by changing the ribbon catcher!

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Written by: Javier Marquez Barneto

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