Asked on Jul 4, 2020

How do I fix my window?

Johnavallance82Deb KFlipturn
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My encasement window closing mechanism was not working. I noticed that the crank on the operator was loose so I went through the trouble of replacing the window operator. This did not

resolve the issue as the window does not close. It’s as if there is an obstacle where the close edge of the window meets the window frame on the bottom. I am not sure what it could be as I already cleared all gunk out. What should I do next?

8 answers
  • Cynthia H
    on Jul 4, 2020

    I wasn't sure what type window this was, as I have only heard them called casement. Anyway, I found out that usually is the crank, but, there are problems like the one you described. There are several good videos on YouTube, but, I think this one addresses your question:


    https://youtu.be/Rfsk7lVkJq4

  • Flipturn
    on Jul 4, 2020

    Did you purchase just a replacement crank handle, or the entire operator mechanism ?


    If the picture above shows the old mechanism, it looks like it saw its better day long ago. It could be that it is stripped and needs to be replaced in entirely.

    • Claud
      on Jul 4, 2020

      The old operator mechanism seems to be working fine. I purchased a new one and the window closes only up to a certain level. I think next up for me to try is to adjust the casement sash with a special wrench. The bracket and track look rusted out so I will most likely need to replace them.

  • Ken Erickson
    on Jul 4, 2020

    You Tube link may be best help. I've neve had this type window.

    • Claud
      on Jul 4, 2020

      This video is helpful when the crank operator is not working. I order a new operator and the issue is that the window is still not closing flush.

  • Cheryl A
    on Jul 4, 2020

    Claud

    Here is some info for you


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm3rMWeIick

  • Flipturn
    on Jul 4, 2020

    'Taking another look at the picture you posted, I see that the link arm is no longer attached to the stud bracket.

    Did you release it from its correct position, or did it pop out itself? The window will not close properly if this is not attached back in place.


    I was also wondering if the wood on the window has gotten wet/has frozen/thawed over the past season. This may have caused expansion and warping, which might be enough to prevent it from closing tightly.

  • Deb K
    on Jul 4, 2020

    Hi Claud, looks like you are still missing attaching a few items in the pictures, hope this video helps you out,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di8HU6D94_s

  • Johnavallance82
    on Jul 4, 2020

    Hello Claud,

    Do you have any other windows in your home? Do check them out and see if they are the same type. Then if they are you will be able to see where the arms not connected in your picture need to be. Hope that is of some help to you.

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