double glaze window not closing back

Postby Summi » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:46 pm

Our bathroom window on first floor is not closing back. The handle on window is not moving to full 90 degrees as it should - instead it moves only 45 degrees now.

I notice a tiny metal point at the bottom of the window that I suppose should go in/out into the window to close/open the window. This metal is not moving.

Any advice to help fix is much appreciated as I have a 1 month old baby and want to keep house warm.
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Simply Build It

Postby welsh brickie » Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:38 pm

the mechanism could be broken or just seized, try spraying WD40 on it and slightly tap the metal to free it,If its broken call out a double glazing firm they will have the parts,Its not that expensive.
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