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Old 07-29-2013, 12:01 PM   #1
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Window handle/frame problem

We have a window handle which is screwed into the frame, but a small piece of the plastic holding one of the screws in place has broken off (the screw on the right).

Because the screw and therefore handle aren't held completely in place, the window is hard to open and close.

Do I need to replace the frame/window? Or would it be possible to repair the broken segment? Recommendations are much appreciated.

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Old 07-29-2013, 12:29 PM   #2
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Window handle/frame problem

Not pretty but cheaper then a whole new sash, try what's called a fender washer, may also need a longer screw.
A fender washer has a small hole but a larger outside diameter.

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Old 07-29-2013, 03:04 PM   #3
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Window handle/frame problem

Sounds like a good idea, we'll give it a try. Thanks very much.
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