Caradco Awning Window Handle with Locking mechanism broken?

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Old 06-29-12, 11:02 AM
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Caradco Awning Window Handle with Locking mechanism broken?

We have 2 awning windows with these "cranks".

We can not figure out how to use them. It looks like a wheel mechanism.

On the handle is a lever=arrow points to lock press forward. Lever will not push backward or forward.

we cannot get them to budge.
Tried WD 40

Have tried to find a Manual online, n/a
 
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Old 06-29-12, 11:54 AM
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Depending on the age...they may be a Jeld-Wen product. I believe J-W bought the Caradco brand about 20 yrs ago. Overall they are pretty good products and their tech support is good (in my experience).

A picture of what you see would help.....http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
 
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Old 06-29-12, 04:39 PM
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I agree with Vic, Jeld Wen is now producing Caradco type windows. I had my local Jeld Wen guy come look at a project the customer wanted expanded with awning type windows. He saw that they were Caradco, and told me no problem. They matched perfectly. I believe you will get good help from them in finding your handles. Let us know how your search goes.

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Old 06-29-12, 04:40 PM
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Caradco Awning Window Handle with Locking mechanism broken?

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Thank you, Vic

Attached are the pictures as you suggested.
 
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Old 06-29-12, 05:04 PM
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Is the window painted shut? A lot of times the perimeter weatherstrip will get glued in place by paint.
 
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Old 06-29-12, 05:35 PM
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Will check, I don't think so

The lock lever will not budge, seems there should be some movement (?)
 
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Old 06-29-12, 08:46 PM
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Until you get the window open it is hard to say for sure what length operator you need, but these links might get you started if you need a source to replace it yourself.

Truth Awning "Single Pull" Lever Operators - Awning Window Operators, Truth Hardware | HardwareSource.com

Operator, Dual Hook, Lever, 23-1/4 - longer F plate, Bronze All About Doors and Windows, Parts and Hardware

39-069 Window Lever Operator, 20-1/2" : SWISCO.com

Not even sure they are of the exact same type... would have a better idea if you could get the window open and get the old one out.

If you take a putty knife and run it around the outside perimeter of the window... making sure that any fin weatherstrip is not stuck to the jamb with paint... I'd next go inside (get a helper) and insert a couple prybars down the left and right bottom corners where the sash meets the interior window stops... both of you gently pry the sash outward while one of you tries to operate the crank. See if that gets you anywhere.

More info on this Truth hardware: https://www.truth.com/main/catalog/c...Opr.r2.pdf.pdf
 

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Old 07-11-12, 05:31 PM
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Finally a cool spell; windows were Not painted shut.

But in order to open the window, you take out the inside screen, then push the window, and it opens and you can crank it open to the max.

You can also close it with the handle.

But cannot open without doing the above, weird.....

will live with it for now,

thanx to ALL for your input
 
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