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How To Replace A Window Sash Spring Balancer In Reading

Are you looking for a window sash replacement company in Reading? Look no further than Sash Windows Berkshire. Our team of experts is trained to handle any sash window need, including replacing sash spring balancers. In this guide, we will walk you through the process of replacing a spring balancer in your sash window, so you can get your window functioning properly again.

The Need To Replace A Spring Balancer

If you have a sash window that is difficult to open or close, or it won't stay in place, you may have a problem with the spring balancer. The spring balancer is responsible for holding the sash window in place, so if it is broken or malfunctioning, your window won't work properly. You may need to replace the spring balancer to get your window functioning properly again.

What You'll Need

To replace a spring balancer in your sash window, you'll need a few tools:

  • Clips to hold the window in place
  • A 3/16 inch head screwdriver
  • A spring balance tool
  • A replacement spring balancer

How To Replace A Spring Balancer

  1. Begin by removing any clips that are holding the sash window in place. You'll need to remove them from both the top and bottom of the sash window.
  2. Once the clips are removed, you'll need to remove the sash from the frame. You'll want to carefully lift the sash up and out of the frame.
  3. With the sash removed, you'll be able to access the spring balancer. You should be able to see it on the side of the window frame.
  4. Use the 3/16 inch head screwdriver to release the tension on the spring. There should be a small metal tab or slot that you can use to release the tension. Be careful not to let the spring release too quickly, as it can be dangerous.
  5. Once the tension is released, remove the spring balancer from the sash window.
  6. Install the replacement spring balancer by attaching it to the sash window in the same position as the old one.
  7. Use the spring balance tool to adjust the tension on the spring balancer. You'll want to adjust it so that it matches the other spring balancer in the window.
  8. Once you have adjusted the tension, use the 3/16 inch head screwdriver to lock the spring in place.
  9. With the new spring balancer installed and adjusted, you can now re-attach the sash window to the frame. Carefully lift the window into place and attach the clips to hold it in place.
  10. Test the window to make sure it is working properly. It should now be easier to open and close, and it should stay in place when you want it to.

Don't Do It Alone

While it is possible to replace a spring balancer in your sash window on your own, it can be a challenging and potentially dangerous task. If you are not comfortable working with tools or you don't have experience with sash windows, it's best to leave the job to the professionals. Our team at Sash Windows Berkshire has the training and experience needed to handle any sash window need, including replacing spring balancers.

Sash Windows Berkshire

At Sash Windows Berkshire, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality sash window services in Reading and the South East of England. Whether you need a sash window repair, replacement, or restoration, we've got you covered. Our team of experts is dedicated to ensuring your satisfaction with every job we do.

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