How to Fix Your Stripped Window Crank in a Few Simple Steps
Posted in Window Parts, on July 06, 2021
Before you decide to spend time and money on an entire window replacement, it’s wise to check if the problem is connected to the awning window hardware. There are many working parts to a window that can be the source of an issue that can be more simple and straightforward to fix than a complete window replacement. If your window crank is not working correctly, it might be stripped and need repairing.
With a bad window crank, there are not many tools required, it may take some time to install, but it’s not a complex do-it-yourself project. But it’s essential to get quality awning window hardware.
Getting the right replacement part is key to getting things working again. And at the Window Hardware Company, you’re bound to find the right part from the AmesburyTruth™ hardware parts inventory.
As authorized Amesbury Truth Distributors, our inventory of casement and awning window hardware allows homeowners, contractors, and even home builders to find the exact replacement part they need with the assurance of the highest quality.
Identifying a Stripped Window Crank
Clearly, it’s important to first inspect the existing window crank for damage. It may be worn out after years of usage, it may have stripped “splines,” or it may have broken gears. Whatever the case, it’s important to know what’s wrong in order to source the correct part that will remedy the situation.
Opening and Releasing the Window
If the window is stuck in place, some tools may be required to open the window or turn the crank arm. At this point, it’s necessary to identify which part (or parts) will need replacement. At the Window Hardware Company, it’s easy to match new window hardware with the existing damaged hardware.
Removing Window Hardware Parts
This being a do-it-yourself project, the damaged window crank must be removed completely to re-install the new crank. All mounting screws must be removed, especially if they are rusted or bent. With over 10,000 window parts, the Window Hardware Company is sure to have a replacement.
Buying the Matching Window Part
Needless to say, a new replacement part must match exactly with the old part in order to properly work. Shopping at the Window Hardware Company, customers are assured of the best window parts in Canada. Superior-quality material ensures durability and longevity (comes with a 100% guarantee).
Installing the New Window Crank
While new replacement hardware may have installation instructions, it’s imperative to remember the original installation configuration. This will ensure that everything lines up correctly with the original installation. At the Window Hardware Company, experienced staff can help out with problems areas.
Shopping for Awning Window Hardware at the Window Hardware Company
As authorized Truth Distributors, we stock everything from window hinges to operators to locks. With such an extensive inventory of parts, we typically have the AmesburyTruth™ replacement part that our customers are searching for, and if not, we will special order it for you. These are the best quality window parts on the market today.
Call us directly, fill out our online form, or send us an email to speak with one of our experienced staff members about the replacement part you need to replace. Or search our entire product inventory online.