Casement window repair

Austin78May 13, 2012

I have an old casement window (probably from the 80s - manufacturer unknown) and it will not open. The crank just spins - in both directions - but does not move the window. The crank case is sealed, so there doesn't seem to be a way to get into the mechanism. Any thoughts on how to repair this??

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Here is a picture.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2012 at 11:28AM
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Austin, can you remove the handle? It might be stripped. If so, you just need a replacement handle. I had windows like that & the mechanism is mounted from below. If it's not a stripped handle, removal is the only option, I believe.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 5:58AM
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A lumberyard should be able to order you replacement operators if that is what is required, the are fairly easy to remove with the window open.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 8:47AM
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That hardware was probably made by TRUTH, if that helps. You will need to get the window open somehow to be able to service the hardware.
It's probably painted shut or brick-bound. pry gently to make it swing open while someone inside turns the spinning handle and maybe it will bite.

Good luck

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 8:46PM
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I live near Cinti OH. I buy all of my window parts (esp my casement windows) from Pickens Window Service in Cinti. They have thous of window parts. Our windows are also about 25 yrs old. Ours are Malta and they look a lot like yours. You could probably order the parts that you need from Pickens. Here is the URL They have always been able to help me with the windows that we have ie screens, cranks, etc. Very nice and easy to deal with.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2012 at 3:24PM
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