SWISCO - The Replacement Hardware Authority

Andersen operator lifespan

A home owner from USA says:
Hi, I just wanted to say thanks for putting pics of the cranks on your website. Cantilevered arm on mine made them easy to identify as the AE Anderson cranks. I just moved into a new house, and it seems all the cranks are breaking (3 since April), so I am ordering replacements, plus a few extras! The house was built in 1989, do you think I am approaching the lifespan of the cranks?
Profile picture of Paul
Paul from SWISCO responded:
Great, glad we were able to help! As for the lifespan of your cranks, I can't say for sure, but you can extend its life by cleaning what you can and lubricating the arm joints and gears with white grease.
Reply to Thread
Use this form to ask a follow-up question or to share your experience regarding this subject.
(your email address will be kept private and is only used to inform you when a response has been made)