SOS: Window won't open!

Old 02-03-07, 09:28 PM
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Question SOS: Window won't open!

Double pane, double vertical window, slider, won't open. (In bedroom of mobile home, construction year 2001...NOT painted shut!) Interior lock is about half way up interior of window and lock flips up to unlock -- only no matter whether in locked or unlocked position, can't get window to open. DOn't know if it's lock problem or there's some other reason window won't open. Suggestions? Do I need a 'professional window' person/company? Sure hope I don't end up having to replace entire window! SInce this is the only window in master b.r. I'm feeling like I should fix ASAP - if there were a fire I could have a real problem!
Old 02-04-07, 04:29 AM
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I check to make sure that end of the MH is still level. If part of the MH has settled, it will put the window in a bind making it hard [maybe impossible] to open.
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Does it move at all, anything in the tracks??
Old 02-04-07, 06:51 AM
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Sounds to me like ice.
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You can check to see if the window is still square by measuring diagonally from corner to corner. If the two measurements are significantly different, your MH may have shifted as Mark suggested and the window frame is no longer square and is binding the sash.
If you are an AlaskanPrincess living in Alaska, freeze up might also be a good possibility. I heard that it sometimes gets cold up there (my wife lived in Fairbanks for a few winters).

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