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Stuck saracen lock on uPVC window

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by Decker, 23 Oct 2020.

  1. Decker

    Decker

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    We have a window that is stuck closed. It appears (based on the window next to it) to have a Saracen deadlock gearbox with rods that extend directly into the frame (when closed) as opposed to having a roller.

    The handle will turn and one side of the window will slightly move (1-2mm) when trying to open but the other side will not move at all.

    I am assuming the gearbox has malfunctioned/broken and thus the rod will not retract, hence this side of the window not moving.

    My question is how can I remove the gearbox and rods to replace when I cannot get the window open?

    Many thanks in advance
     
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    Remove the glass to allow the frame to flex, slide in a very rigid wide scraper between the frame and opener and lever the opener over the frame keep
     
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    Thanks crank39, makes sense but a bit beyond my skill set and tools. Will get a professional in.
     
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