Window spring broke

Old 03-19-08, 04:45 PM
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Window spring broke

Our sash window spring broke. They have a hang of 10#. My husband wants to fix them himself.

Is it too big a job for him? Or do you know of some easy steps in fixing them? :mask: Should he get a pro to do it?
Old 03-19-08, 05:30 PM
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It depends what sort of spring and what kind of window it is. There's quite a few different kinds. Impossible to imagine what kind you have without a picture or better description of what it looks like. Also hard to say what is broken, since several different parts are usually involved.

I would assume your husband has a plan for the repair, hopefully the first of which is to determine the window brand and locate a dealer to get him the parts he needs for your particular model and size of window. Is there a reason you are second guessing him?
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If they are the typical wood DH windows of the 60-70's, it is not the spring that is broken, but the plastic clip that holds it at the bottom of the sash. Sometimes, you can reach up the side of the sash with a hook and snag the spring and pull it back down. I have had luck with fabricating a new clip with thin sheet metal. Failing that, the sash will have to come out, or install new pressure type jamb liners.

Still better, get rid on those drafty energy consuming windows and get new replacements.

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