Stuck upvc window

28 Oct 2013
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Hi all,

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to open a jammed upvc window?

I have check the spindle and handle which works, but it does not seem to engage the bolts to allow the window to open.

thank you in advance!
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This is the window in question.


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Engage as in don’t move, or just don’t make the keepers?

Edit: so it won’t open?
Thanks @CBW the bolts from the lock are stuck in the fixings so the window does not open.

I have had a look at the window on the other side and it seems that there are two bolts that engage with the fixings on the frame to secure the window.
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Yep just re-read, it’s likely to be the mechanism, if so, You’ll need a new one, but it’ll be difficult to remove the existing one. Iirc you have to force it open, but only see it done a handful of times (I work with joiners who have to do it). Unless a pro can give you a better solution.
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