How to Change Umbrella Strings

The umbrellas work with a crank system that allows them to be opened and closed easily. The existence of a rope inside the umbrella pole is what makes this mechanism work. However, over time, this rope wears out. Therefore, we are going to show you how to change the umbrella ropes. In this way, the functionality of your umbrella will be extended.

How to Change Umbrella Strings
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You are going to open the umbrella and place it on the floor. Now remove the crank from the pole and unscrew everything by removing the plastic jacket and the crank at the other end. Then remove the rope that is connected to the crank. Then unscrew the pulley on top of the umbrella and you will burn the end of the rope to prevent it from unraveling. You will push from the bottom of the umbrella to the top end until it comes out.

Following the explanation of this mechanism of how to change umbrella ropes, tie the rope to the pulley on top of the umbrella and put it through the pulley hole. Now put the pulley back on the umbrella pole and screw it in.

Continuing this discussion on changing umbrella ropes, flush the rope until it reaches the crank. Open and close the umbrella with the rope to check how long you need it to be. When you are clear on this, cut off the excess and burn it. Press the rope and secure it to the crank. Tie a knot at the end.

Next, push the part of the rope that is knotted to the post and put the crank in the hole. Make sure it is correctly placed on the post and screw it in. Finally, turn the handle and open your umbrella.

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Recommendations for taking care of your umbrella

Even though you know how to change umbrella strings when the umbrella stops working well, it is best to take care of it to avoid damage. That is why we advise you to open the umbrella downwards, lifting the rods a little and opening them carefully. After use, leave it open to dry.

Translated and adapted by Noobuzz staff.

Sources: Facilisimo