Friday, 21 March 2014

How To Repair The Double Hung Window Spring?

The double hung windows use the spiral springs in order to maintain the window sash in proper place while opening or closing the window. While the sash raises suddenly or creeps back down slowly, the spiral spring needs adjustment. Due to this pressure, the spring often breaks and therefore, it becomes very important to repair these. In order to repair double hung window spring, either you can call the experts or can do it by your own.

If you have planned to do the repair by your own, then it is important to remove the lower sash to adjust these springs. The spiral springs just need adjustments in the small increments. This thing prevents the possible damage to both the spring and the window sash as well as prevents the over adjustment of the springs during the double hung window spring repair. In this blog, I will tell you the important steps to repair this spring.

  • Unlock the lower sash of the window. Then tilt the upper sash like as you do to clean the window sash.
  • Place the point of any flathead screwdriver into the shoe clip on a side of the window frame located near the lower corner of the sash. Press the clip while lifting the corner of the sash located above the clip. Repeat the process on the other side and remove the sash completely from the window.
  • Then remove the balance cover from both sides of the window. Here you will find the spiral spring that is placed inside a square mechanism.
  • The next step of double hung window repair spring is to turn the spring a full turn clockwise in case the sash is not staying at the place where you want it to be. Then turn the spring a full turn anticlockwise in case the sash is lifting on its own. Then pull down the spring and insert it back. Apply the same process for other side.
  • Place back the balance cover and press it until it snap into the proper place. Then insert the sashes one by one.

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