Stuck aluminum sliding window.

Old 10-07-04, 07:12 AM
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Stuck aluminum sliding window.

I have 40 year old aluminum sliding windows. One was stuck shut. I fought and pried and managed to get the window completely out. I then vacuumed out the track; steam cleaned out the stuck on gunk off the bottom, side and top track areas. I then cleaned the frame around the glass pane; and sprayed silacon on all slide surfaces, top, bottom, and side. I put the pane back in the track. It slides beautifully. I slid it shut and that is where it stuck! Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,
Old 10-08-04, 09:34 PM
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A 40 year old aluminum window?? Replace it with a vinyl window. That's a start. The rest of the windows in the house are next.
Old 10-09-04, 08:49 AM
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Check the interlock where the sashes overlap in the center. If it is bent or kinked that could make the window get stuck.

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