Handles loose on windows.

27 Mar 2013
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Tyne and Wear
United Kingdom
Have double glazing with handles and locks on. The whole mechanism comes loose every now and again, and it's easy to tighten it back to the window frame via the 2 screws, by removing the little cover and turning the handle to access.

However now over time the handles wobble and seem to be coming loose. How do I tighten these?

I don't want to start messing belted knowing if can/can't in case can't get back together and then have to leave the window unsecured.

Pic below of them, imagine they are pretty standard (crap!) from a 10 year old new build house.



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Just replace , as little as £1 each , put a wrap of ptfe tape on the tip of screws and they will hold better.
If your suggesting the lever seems loose but the backplate is tight against the frame then it looks like the handles are wearing, very common fault and like foxhole says they aren't mega expensive, I'd want to spend a bit more than a pound per handle though, he who buys cheap buys twice is my moto

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