How to Replace a Casement Window Crank Operator
Posted in Window Crank Handle, on October 21, 2022
The window crank handle is one of the most essential casement window parts. When your crank handle stops turning, your entire casement window is left stuck and out of commission until it can be replaced, either preventing you from getting fresh air or leaving you exposed to the elements until it is replaced. To get your casement window back in order, quickly find high-quality Amesbury Truth window hardware online from the Window Hardware Company. All you have to do is install the new one to start using your window again.
Here is what you need to know about replacing your window crank handle.
Remove Your Old Crank Handle
When your window crank handle stops moving your casement window open or closed, it is typically the result of age, physical damage, or a stripped screw. Removing your window crank and inspecting the hardware for signs of what went wrong to avoid repeat problems in the future. Worn screws indicate that your parts have worn out with time and use, but divots, scratches, and other physical signs that are out of the ordinary point to physical damage. On the other hand, a buildup of debris in and around the crank handle is typically the result of corrosion, which is accelerated by water damage.
Find a Replacement Window Crank Handle
To replace your window crank handle, you need to source a high-quality replacement part. We stock an extensive selection of AmesburyTruth window hardware at the Window Hardware Company. Our high-quality casement window crank handles are equipped with hardened steel to maximize longevity, and they're also zinc-die cast, electrostatic coating to prevent chips or flaking. For the best aesthetic finish, you can choose from a selection of colours, including bronze, white, coppertone, and more, to match the rest of your casement window hardware.
Install the New Window Crank
Once your new replacement window crank arrives, it needs to be installed. Follow manufacturer guidelines for installation, securely screwing your new crank handle into the window sill and lining up holes precisely with openings of the window operator. Once your crank is aligned with your casement window operator and secured with the new screws, your window should be able to function like new. If your window is still not opening and closing freely, your problem may be with another window part, such as the casement window operator or even the hinges. Inspect your window hinges and operators for damage, rust, or buildup that could potentially prevent your window from working as it should. If you notice any problems, you can easily find replacement Amesbury Truth window parts online from the Window Hardware Company.
Shop Window Parts Online Today
The Window Hardware Company takes the hassle out of window repair with a vast selection of high-quality window replacement parts for virtually all your home windows and patio doors. For help matching your replacement hardware to your window, contact our team of experts directly and save yourself the cost of expensive full-window replacements.