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Double glazed window won't open. Can it be fixed?

We have a double glazed window but the window won't open. The handle moves but it does not unlock the window. Locked or unlocked with the key makes no difference. I think the metal plate inside that moves up and down has broken off as I had to fix another window which broke while open. This one has broke while closed so can it be fixed or would we have to replace the whole window? Thanks for anyones help.

Yjericho_64 28th Feb, 2011 Windows
3 Answers u7

Get a good window fitter round, he should be able to open it.


the mechanism sounds as if it is seized up or the handle might be broken
it is a quick fix if the mechanism can be obtained
however if the mechanism cant be obtained a new window would be required

C Glancey 6th Mar, 2011

The mechanism can be changed in any window, most windows you can adjust to fit other spagg or shoot bolts. many thanks, Kl window doctor.

K L Window Doctor and Building Repairs 4th Apr, 2014
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