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Easy Clean Hinges and Easy Clean Slider gets Stuck on Screw

Postby Julia1971 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:19 pm

Hello, could anyone advise please? I have double glazed windows with the easy clean hinges. In order to open them for exterior cleaning there is a sliding plastic part which must be depressed and then should slide along inside a groove. However there is a round headed screw in the groove which seems to cause the sliding bit to get stuck.

I'm wondering if the wrong type of screw has been used - ie should it be a countersunk screw? Or am I just not using sufficient force? I'm worried about breaking the plastic slider.

Please could someone advise what is normal with these easy clean hinges? Are round headed screws correct here?
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Postby matthew23123 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:25 am

Hi your best option is to remove the screw and fit a flat headed screw instead

your upvc hinges would then slide over the screw and allow cleaning

any advice please get in touch
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