So this is why I can't open my window...


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Old 04-08-20, 04:57 PM
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So this is why I can't open my window...

Hi Folks, Please see pic. Is there a way to put that side guard back in or do I have to replace the part? That is why the window won't open.

Appreciate your time.

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Kevin
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Old 04-09-20, 05:21 AM
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The balance must be replaced, here's how.https://www.milgard.com/video/how-balancer-replacement
 
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Old 04-09-20, 05:21 AM
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It's called a window balance.
https://www.swisco.com/cl/Non-Tilt-Channel-Balances

Look on the backside of that white piece at the top of the channel to see if the piece broke off that holds it in place.
 
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Old 04-09-20, 05:31 AM
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Since that balance is supposed to be hooked, and be down on the side next to the sash, you will likely need to shove it back down in order to get the window to raise. Once you have it shoved down, pull out the clips that are in the video that Johnam linked to. Then raise and remove the sash. It's possible there are broken parts that caused this to happen, so look for that.
 
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Old 04-09-20, 08:26 AM
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Good morning,

I will check out everyone's suggestions today and report back! Thank you folks!

Best

Kevin
 
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Old 04-09-20, 12:02 PM
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Hey folks. I was able to fix it . Thank you for the assistance!

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Kevin
 
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Old 04-10-20, 05:48 AM
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Great thread here, guys. I have a couple of windows that have, I think, had the balancer come loose. I've never worried about trying to fix because (a) They're windows that don't ordinarily need to be opened (plus here in SW Fla our windows are closed more often that open), and (b) I had no idea how they operated. Kudos to johnam for the video. Since I'll soon run out of ticky-tacky jobs here around the house during the slow-down, it's likely to finally get done.
 
 

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