Double glazed window won't open.

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Found 27th Jun 2011
One of my windows won't open. The handle turns but it's like those slidey things aren't moving.
The thing is, I've removed the handle but how do you open the window to see what needs doing, or to change it?
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Call a plumber ?
Original Poster
dontasciime

Call a plumber ?


Already tried that. He just slapped me.
http://www.mybuilder.com/ask-a-tradesman/v/217/double-glazed-window-wont-open-can-it-be-fixed



maybe the rubber is stuck as well


google.co.uk/sea…oq=

trawl thru the links. again and see if anything rings true

Edited by: "dontasciime" 27th Jun 2011
I have visons of the OP forcing the window and it falls right out X)
if you are anywhere near manchester pm me i know a man who fits them cheap and good at it. Worth asking him if you are?
dontasciime

Call a plumber ?



See you call and there he comes

nah im just his humble gofer...hes busy plumbing!

Nailez

See you call and there he comes


sounds like the locking mechanism has gone. This has just happened to me with my patio door. The door is more than 10 years old so nowhere stocks the mechanism for it anymore. Got to buy a new patio door now
Edited by: "caz1cool" 27th Jun 2011
Original Poster
deb8z

I have visons of the OP forcing the window and it falls right out X)




Visions or hopes?
Original Poster
Ha Ha!! Result! Just dug out the contract and they're still covered under the 10 year warranty untill Feb 2012. They're coming out next week.
Thanks everyone.
deek72

Visions or hopes?



I'm not that cruel,it just would have been comedy gold lol
deek72

Ha Ha!! Result! Just dug out the contract and they're still covered under … Ha Ha!! Result! Just dug out the contract and they're still covered under the 10 year warranty untill Feb 2012. They're coming out next week. Thanks everyone.



Good call,i never think about guarantees etc,doh!

brilliant news!
we always end up getting things from companies that liquidate lol
like Deb i dont even look now x

deek72

Ha Ha!! Result! Just dug out the contract and they're still covered under … Ha Ha!! Result! Just dug out the contract and they're still covered under the 10 year warranty untill Feb 2012. They're coming out next week. Thanks everyone.


I'd get the handle back on asap then and deny ever touching it.
Sometimes the rod inside can stick, you can usually free it with a couple of hard smacks to the window frame near the top corner (on the frame, not the glass!)
must be ruining your plans of wolf whistling at the boys as they walk past
Original Poster
cis_groupie

Sometimes the rod inside can stick, you can usually free it with a couple … Sometimes the rod inside can stick, you can usually free it with a couple of hard smacks to the window frame near the top corner (on the frame, not the glass!)



Thanks, will give it a go when I get home.
Original Poster
plumberman01

brilliant news!we always end up getting things from companies that … brilliant news!we always end up getting things from companies that liquidate lollike Deb i dont even look now x



Yeah, suppose we've been a little lucky. Used Safestyle in 2002. They were in and out in a day. We've had only a couple of minor issues like this but they've always come out and fixed it with no quibbles.
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