Top hung widow stay hinge fitted but cannot line up window

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  1. whitins

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    The plastic sliding bit on my hinge broke and so I bought a new pair of hinges. These look exactly the same as the originals although the holes are just slightly out of sink but not by too much. Having replaced the hinges I now cannot close the window - the window seems to be overhanging by about a quarter of an inch, if that and it looks like it just needs to be lifted up a bit. I have put the sash part as far as it can go into the top corner and everything seems to line up with the dirty marks left by the old hinges on the sash and I don't know where to go from there. Can anyone please help. Thanks so much
     
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    Ignore where any holes nearly line up, you need to fit the hinge again, basically the sash is too low and needs lifting on the hinge.

    Open the window and remove the screws that screw into the sash but not the frame, do one side at a time, if you say the sash is a quarter of an inch too low then slide it up by that much a rescrew it back on in fresh plastic then do the other side
     
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    Thanks very much for the advice, will give that a try. Will let you know how it goes.
     
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    how did you get on?

    I have exactly same problem with a side hung hinge - and it snapped the triangular locator when i tried to close it.
     
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