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bobeddy

11:45AM | 05/12/04
Member Since: 05/11/04
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I'm looking for a source of replacement window balance springs. My house was built in the mid 70's and the balances consist of a long spring with a plastic keeper on the bottom that fits into a groove in the edge of the window. The balances themselves are made of aluminum. The windows are in very good shape and don't need replacement, but many of the springs have broken. I'de rather replace the springs than replace the entire balance assembly which is a lot more work.

Any ideas?

Bob

Piffin

09:55AM | 05/22/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
See if you can find the manufacturer's name etched onto the glass or frames someplace, and then contact them. Andersen still provides parts for every window they ever made. Don't know about some of the ohters.

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kpbva1

08:41AM | 06/09/04
Member Since: 06/08/04
2 lifetime posts
Bobeddy,

Did you ever find replacement springs for your windows, or determine what kind of windows they were? I have the same problem, and it sounds like the windows are the same.

Thanks.

bobeddy

09:48AM | 06/09/04
Member Since: 05/11/04
2 lifetime posts
I have one window in my house with the Anderson logo on the storm pane. Anderson said they could only sell complete balance assemblies. I did find what I needed at the Blaine Window Hardware Co., Hagerstown, MD. Their telephone number is (800) 678-1919.

The springs I got are longer than the two lengths that I needed, but they are easily cut to the correct length. It isn't easy, but I did figure out how to replace the springs without removing the entire balance assembly.

Blaine also has the "feet" - little plastic keepers that hold the bottom of the spring to the bottom of the sash.

kpbva1

11:37AM | 06/09/04
Member Since: 06/08/04
2 lifetime posts
Thanks. I'll be passing through Hagerstown on Friday and will stop by.
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