House window will not open


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Old 03-24-16, 08:34 AM
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House window will not open

One of my windows wont open.Its like it still latched but it isnt.Before I do more harm than good was wanting to see if anybody had any helpfull ways to fix it? I would like to tackle this myself.I cant even fold it out.I havent done any painting.Could the weather have it sealed outside?thanks in advance!
 
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Old 03-24-16, 08:53 AM
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Lots of potential options. Can you post some pictures?
http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
 
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Old 03-24-16, 09:31 AM
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I'd check all around the sash opening for paint. Cutting dried paint might be enough to free it up. I've used a stiff putty knife to pry on stuck windows but you have to be careful so you don't cause any damage.
 
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Heres 3 pictures I just took
 
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Didn't realize it was a vinyl window. I'd still try a putty knife gently wiggling the window in various places.
 
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Old 03-24-16, 09:42 AM
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Remove the screen for the outside (use a putty knife) then use a putty knife or pry bar to gently separate and raise the bottom of the sash.

On the inside, you could also wiggle the putty knife between the upper and lower sash at the meeting rail (the crack behind where the locks are located. I'm guessing it's just dirt or ice that has them stuck. And when you lift the window, lift from the ends of the lift rail with your hands far apart.
 
 

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