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Old 06-29-2011, 02:28 PM   #1
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Window tracks

Some of our windows are hard to slide open and closed. Upon further examination, it appears there is a plastic liner in the track that is in tact in the windows that work, and you can see where the track broke in the ones that don't... usually in the lower corner where the window closes. Sometimes the broken part slides along as you open and close the window and appears to cause extra friction. Has anyone else noticed this? Any solution?
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:41 PM   #2
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Two-words: "Bees wax" [or is that one word?]
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Those plastic things in one of our mh's held the glass up about 1/4 inch. You could use needle nose pliars and pull them out with the window open. This dropped the window so it would come out too. I suspect yours have fallen apart and are jamming the glass. The plastic things are H (knock off the top l of the H) shaped.

Clear as mud, I'm sorry. But see if the sliding part is held up in one that runs smooth.
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OK--bees wax is one of several lubs that will help the windows slide without messing up the windows--eg, like when it rains. Have noticed that several of the tracks are in pieces but have not seen them ride up on one another--the bees wax may help with that. Larger problem with some windows is that the sealant used to sandwich the windows isnt always trimmed so it sags and catches the tracks--bees wax helps but this is hard to fix without taking the window frames apart. Second issue is that the frames also sag over time or they didnt leave enough travel space for the windows when they were made. Again, these are hard to fix, but bee wax does help.
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