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  1. Sep 14, 2019 #1

    Tlbaker

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    My window(s) will close on one side and not the other side when I close them, If I push on it to hold it down it will close all the way till I take my hand off of that one side goes up even when locked, and they are hard to close and open.
    These are a single vinyl hung window(s) I'm not sure but think these are Larson's I'm about to cut the strings on them.
     
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    Is there a tab screwed to one side that stops you from lifting the slider up all the way.
    If it like the ones I have seen, you remove that tab and lift the window a little further and then you can disconnect the springs and remove the window and see what is going on with the springs.
     
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    My guess is that you window is only attached to one of the spring loaded carriers.

    I would suggest tilting and removing the sash from the frame. Look in the tracks on each side for the spring loaded carriers. One of them might be stuck, or it may have slipped and retracted upwards. This is difficult to explain, but those carriers have a slot in them where the pin on the bottom of the sash goes in. When you tilt the window, the carrier will have a slotted metal piece, kind of like the head of a screw, which will be parallel to the track of the window frame. In that position, the carrier should not move. When you put the sash back in the frame, and tilt it back in, those screw heads turn and free the carriers so that they can move up and down.

    If one of your carriers has retracted, you would use a screwdriver to turn the screw head to the position where the carrier will move, and, with the screwdriver in the slot, pull the carrier down to the same level as the other carrier. Then turn that screw head to lock that carrier in position. Re-install the sash, and the window should work normally.

    I also use a dry spray lubricant or a silicone spray on the window tracks and carriers once every couple of years.

    If this is not your issue, please post some pictures of the window, and track with the sash in the normal position, and with the sash tilted.

    If you have spiral balances (a tube in the track above each sash), you will need a special tool to fix it.
     
  4. Sep 15, 2019 #4

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    20190915_124109.jpg 20190915_124116.jpg 20190915_124223.jpg Here is a picture of my windows. I dont know how to get that metal cover off? Also seems that the problem is on the right side of the window?
     
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    Also found this on that metal cover. My husband wont even look at the window as hes not mechanical and I can see him breaking it out of frustration.
     
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    Hard to tell from the picture, but, in that last picture, it looks like the pin on the sash is not in the "carrier". It looks like a white plastic "C". The opening of that "C" should be pointing up, so that you can drop the pin in the bottom of the sash into that opening.

    You will have to remove the sash from the frame, and then, holding it tilted to the horizontal position, drop it into the carriers on each side. Then tilt it back up to the normal position, and it should then work normally.
     
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    I'll give it a try. Thank you so much.
     
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    You also might want to post a closer picture of the carriers on both sides of the window. My guess is that the pin on the bottom of the sash is installed correctly on the left side, but came out of the right side. If that is true, look at how the pin and carrier work on the left side, which should help you understand how they should be connected on the right side.
     

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