Forum Title: Window locked shut - Lock seems broken
Hi. I have crank handle type windows. Sadly, it seems that I can no longer open my living room's window because the locking system is no longer working. I can toggle the lock up or down, it moves very freely as if it is no longer attached to anything. Of course... the window was in locked position when it decided to break. Anyone knows of a solution for this kind of window? I have included a pic that shows the inside, it's from a window with a working lock. There are screws which of course aren't accessible if I can't open the window. Any help or advice would be appreciated.
Category: Windows & Doors Post By: LESTER BARNETT (Bridgeport, CT), 01/11/2019

It is a rough opening. Rough means about. It can be slightly larger or slightly smaller. Larger is generally easier to fill and make the door truly plumb.

- GRACE GARZA (Lake Charles, LA), 02/09/2019

Oh, so brute force is the only way. I guess that's what I'll use, then. Thanks for the help, it's very much appreciated.

- DEBORAH CLARK (Yuma, AZ), 02/25/2019

Yeah I wouldnt call it brute force. What I was describing is a little more like surgery. The idea is that by drilling 2 or 3 holes through the lock lever cap, you might be able to flip the lock manually without wrecking the frame or the sash.

- PETER CAMPBELL (Hamilton, OH), 02/28/2019

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