I have a Marquee 3m round umbrella ($89). For some reason, it won't wind up. It has been working fine, so I'm not sure what went wrong.
Is it possible to fix the winder, please? It is my third umbrella in 5 years and I am reluctant to re-purchase if I can fix it.
Thanks in advance.
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Unfortunately I suspect it's going to be difficult for our members to assist you with this one, but if you could provide as much information as possible about what you think has gone wrong with the winder and also a photo of the mechanism, some of our clever and knowledgeable members might be able to offer some suggestions for you.
Alternatively, if you still have proof of purchase and bought it from a Bunnings store, I'm sure the team at your local warehouse would be happy to assist.
Mine is not opening either, I believe the cord inside mine has broken.
Can it be replaced?
Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community. It's fantastic to have you join us, and thank you for sharing your question about your outdoor umbrella.
If it has been several years, eventually the rope that pulls the umbrella up will naturally deteriorate. The good news is that it can be replaced. But, it will involve taking the umbrella winder apart. This part would be the most complicated part of the repair. If you wish to have a go at replacing the cord, I suggest using Grunt 5mm x 5m White Starter Cord. It's made for heavy-duty use and has UV protected fibres.
The general steps to repair the umbrella are:
I suggest keeping the leftover cord in your garage, away from direct sunlight. It's best to attempt this repair on a table so that you don't have to lift the umbrella frame while taking it apart. I've placed a picture of the sliding ring to give you a better idea of what it looks like. If you have any other questions we can help with, please don't hesitate to post them.
Please keep us updated with your progress, we look forward to seeing your umbrella repaired.
If you need further assistance, please let us know.
My cord is fine, the winder appears to be broken. It not longer stays fully wound up when the umbrella is fully extended. When you release the brake does not work, it slips back
Can the winder be serviced or replaced please ?
Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @9aStuartStreet. It's wonderful to have you join us, and many thanks for your question about repairing an umbrella.
I haven't heard of umbrella parts being serviced or replaced before. The best place to find out about repairing your umbrella would be with the manufacturer. Was it one of our products? If so, I'd be happy to contact the company for you to see if there are any repair services available.
Please let me know if you have any questions.