Casement window operator cover

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Old 08-16-07, 11:18 AM
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Question Casement window operator cover

Is there a trick or a tool to remove the plastic operator cover from
an Andersen Perma-Shield Casement Operator. I pull as hard as
I dare without cracking the plastic.
Thanks for any help,
Ike
 
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Old 08-16-07, 03:22 PM
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Can't recall if there are screws in that cover, if there are, it will be obvious. But if the screws are out, you may have to run a utility knive around the paint joint, otherwise, it should pop off.
 
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Old 08-17-07, 05:31 AM
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They pull straight out into the room with a little help with a putty knife
 
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Old 08-19-07, 12:01 PM
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This is ridiculous. (After removing the 2 screws and the handle)
I tried a putty knife and lots of pull and the cover would not budge.
The back center of the cover has a ridge that clicks into a notch
on top of the Operator frame. How the heck is this suppose to release ?
Anybody know any tricks to get this stuck cover off ?
Thanks
 
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Old 08-19-07, 03:33 PM
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Norton2002,

Why do you need to get the cover off?

Simply replace the entire operator.
 
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Old 08-20-07, 03:09 PM
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If it's the kind I'm thinking of, those covers have 3 "catches". One left, one right and one top center above the crank. The trick is to use a 6" putty knife, and insert the putty knife between the cover and the wood trim that it behind it. While holding the 6" putty knife with one hand, take a flat screwdriver in the other and pry directly above the crank mechanism. One twist of the screwdriver usually pops them right off.
 
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Old 08-30-07, 07:05 PM
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operator cover

If you operate the window a little by cranking it in and out, and also grabbing the linkage and working it a little, that will sometimes relieve the binding. Good luck.

Gary
 
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Old 09-01-07, 09:55 AM
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last resort

If you remove the wooden stop piece that runs along the bottom, surrounding the operator and cover, you can then easily unsnap the cover and lift it off.

Remember to use putty knives to gently lift off the stop in small steps, paying particular attention to the nails, or you can needlessly crack the wood.

Gary
 
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