DIY Doctor

Window tight to shut

Postby theremotedr » Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:32 pm

I have replaced the handels & gearboxes on th upvs windows as the previous owner never opened them and they were stuck.
I have them working now 100% but when i close the window and try to pull the handle down to lock it the force to do so is very very hard/tight.
If i remove the metal keep that is screwed into the window the operation is like it should be,nice and smooth.
Please advise what i need to do to the metal keep in order for it to be working correctly.

Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:25 pm


Simply Build It

Postby welsh brickie » Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:50 pm

on the window mechinism there are rollers these can be ajusted using allan keys they need to be turned slightly to achieve the correct tension and grease it well once finished
welsh brickie
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 2611
Joined: Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:54 am

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics