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Old 07-10-2019, 06:35 PM   #1
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Awning window operator


I have an awning window that will open but not close.


The handle will turn clockwise to open the window, but when I try to turn it counterclockwise to close the window, the handle comes loose and just spins.


If I push the handle in real hard and turn counterclockwise it will close a little bit. A closer examination of the handle doesn't appear anything is broken or cracked.












Any idea if I need a new handle, or a new operator?
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Yes , your operator is toast .

You must have a Florida type window . I've never seen an awning type window with the operator on the side !

I believe you have 4 options :

1. Get a new one from the dealer (if you know the brand).

2. See if there is a specialty hardware business in your area . This would be a small business that usually sell locks , cabinet , door & window hardware .

3. Contact Blaine Window Hardware in Maryland

4. Steal one from your neighbor's window . This option could come with a collateral problems , though .
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Yes , your operator is toast .

You must have a Florida type window . I've never seen an awning type window with the operator on the side !

I believe you have 4 options :

1. Get a new one from the dealer (if you know the brand).

2. See if there is a specialty hardware business in your area . This would be a small business that usually sell locks , cabinet , door & window hardware .

3. Contact Blaine Window Hardware in Maryland

4. Steal one from your neighbor's window . This option could come with a collateral problems , though .
Home depot stocks a verity, every time I have tried they had what i needed. One had a screw in the wrong place so I had to drill one hole for a mounting screw.
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Home depot stocks a verity, every time I have tried they had what i needed.
You could be right .
I'm trying not to sound over-confident , because FL is a different world re: glass & windows . His may be common down there .

It's just that I've never seen a side mounted operator on an awning window . Or one with exposed mounting screws...
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Very common in Florida. I just had to operate on one. A clean up and a little aluminum lube goes along way.
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It's quite common down here. I just went to Home Depot and looked and there are like half a dozen "similar looking" right hand operators and same number of left hand operator. Not sure the difference between them except there is a gear wheel on the back of the operator that seems to be different diameters? I guess I will need to take the operator off to do a match.
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