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Vinyl casement windows - how to replace the operator crank?


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Old 08-22-22, 04:56 PM
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Vinyl casement windows - how to replace the operator crank?

The screws to remove this window operator are covered. Does anyone know how I can take this type of frame apart without breaking it?








 
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Old 08-22-22, 05:12 PM
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You have to pop the side stops off, in order to pull the bottom stop off. You just have to be careful.
 
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Old 08-22-22, 06:27 PM
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Sounds great, but how?
Do they unlatch starting from the exterior, like in the photo where I'm peeling it back? Should I aim for even force along the whole edge, or get one end unsnapped and work towards the other?

Are there really no videos of this process kicking around, or am I just not hitting the right keywords in my searches?
 
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Old 08-22-22, 07:23 PM
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Well I'm not familiar with every window ever made... but it looks like you just pry it out like you are doing in the bottom photo, but get a pry bar in behind there to pop out the front (interior) edge. It probably snaps into a groove in front.

Wood windows are similar but the wood stops are nailed on, yours arent.
 
 

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