Step 1: First, remove the old rope. On the bottom of the hub there are white plastic caps. You will need to remove the white plastic caps. (pay special attention to how the rope is removed. It will help when you are reinstalling the rope.) put the white plastic caps to the side of your work area.
Step 2: After the caps are removed, pull out the rope and undo the knot on both ends. If you are unable to grab the rope with your fingers, you can use tweezers or needle nose pliers.
Step 3: Pull rope up and out of the hub. The knots must be undone before you can pull the rope through the hub.
Step 4: Pull rope through pulleys and put rope to the side. To remove the pulley system, you must hold one side of the pulley bolt still (with a wrench) while turning the other side pulley of the bolt (with a wrench) until it is loose and can be removed. Once the pulley system is removed, insert new pulley system and tighten bolts until secure. To install one side of the pulley bolt must be held while the other side of the pulley bolt is tightened. Please note that turning the bolt clockwise will tighten them. Turning the bolt counter clockwise will loosen them.
Step 5: After new pulley system is secure, reinstall pulley rope. The ends of the ropes are inserted through the pulleys. Bring the ends of the ropes back down to the hub. You must then pull the ropes through the hub rope hole (the opposite way of when you removed them). If you are unable to do this easily with your fingers, we recommend using a wire, string or metal hanger (straightened out) to pull the rope through. You could attach your tool to the end of the rope and pull through. Tie each end of the rope into a knot. Pull the rope gently at the top of the hub until the knot is inside the hub rope hole and the ends of the rope are no longer exposed. Do this for both ends. Then replace the white plastic caps. Patio umbrellas are versatile and easy to change and replace parts with the proper information.