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Old 01-22-2010, 08:31 PM   #1
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I have new windows house was built in 2000. Ive noticed the bottom park of the windows if u push it up it should stay up several windows wont stay up they fall back down if you let them go. Not that i need to put windows now ill fix them in the spring or if we have a warm day. thanks

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Old 01-22-2010, 10:02 PM   #2
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the sashes probably became disconnected from one or both of the tensions springs that make them stay up.

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Old 01-23-2010, 07:56 AM   #3
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Yes, it sounds like the sashes came out of the recoil mechanisms. You need to remove the sash and use a screw driver to reposition the recoils and then reinstall the sashes. You notice that the bottom of the sashes have a slotted piece of metal. That rides inside of the mechanism. When you rotate the window into the room that slotted piece of metal rotates the mechanism and locks it into place. If you don't slide the sashes back into those slotted mechanisms, the window won't operate. Sometimes people don't know and force the windows, eventually breaking them.
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usually happens when you don't lift the sash a few inches before you tilt them to clean
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They are called balances. As has been mentioned they probably slipped out of the keepers, although I've seen some cheaper models where the balances that were installed by the factory were insufficient to fully support the sash. Since this is happening on several it could be a possibility.
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Old 01-28-2010, 05:07 PM   #6
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This isn't something you might want to do this time of the year but, take out one of the offending sashes and look at it. It depends on how versed you are at operating one of these. See if something is disconnected or broken. Parts are available to replace broken balances.
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