Originally Posted by Just Bill
If you can get a long hook up the spring channel, you may be able to snag the spring and pull it down and nail it to the sash. You do not have to remove the trim to get the sashes out, just remove the small stop molding. However. the chances you will get that aluminum jamb out without damaging it are slim.
Is there an opening that I can insert the "long hook"? If I understand you correctly, I'd have to remove the stop molding anyway. Is the molding glued in or nailed down? I am afraid I'll break the molding into pieces and then damage the aluminum jamb...sorry I am not so handy although I've been trying for quite some time.
One last question if I may, the sash along with aluminum jamb will come off once I remove the stop molding on both sides, correct? If so, I may give it a try. I do not have many options as I cannot find a local repairman to do the job, at a reasonable price. Most contractors if not all are only offering replacement services.