can't open UPVC window - lock won't turn

12 Jul 2011
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United Kingdom
One of my UPVC window handles is locked and cannot be opened by the key. The key turns but nothing happens. I can get to one of the screws to remove the handle but the other one is underneath the closed handle. HELP.
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Get another handle, about a £5, and force the other handle open, and change it.
Locking handles are usually pretty poor so you can pull the handle towards you with a bit of force until you can see the locking pin then you should be able to turn it.

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