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  1. #1
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    Default heard a pop now window will not stay open

    I was raising a window in my home, heard a pop and now the window will not stay open. The home was built in 1994. Can I fix this or do I have to replace the entire window?

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    Default Re: heard a pop now window will not stay open

    Many of the modern windows have a spring system, usually in sort of a cartridge, on each side of the sliding portion of the window. This provides a counterbalance to help you lift the window and keep it up.

    The spring may have broken, or perhaps just become disengaged. Without seeing a picture of the offending window, it's hard to tell you how to fix it. If the spring is broken, you should be able to get a replacement spring cartridge from the manufacturer or a dealer.
    The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.

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