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Balance Help

A home owner from Germantown says:
I have windows that use block and tackle balanced series 850. I have one window where the balance screw that goes into the frame has had a small square anchor piece come out of the frame. Now there is nothing for me to screw the balance into the frame with. I have the square anchor looking piece but I'm not sure glue will hold it in place. Is there a replacement part for this or should I drill a new hole just below the existing opening of the old screw hole? Thank you
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Sounds like you're describing our 26-200 screw plug. Your old one may have simply worn out, if there is no damage to the hole where it installed.
A quick learner from Maryland says:
If I buy a new screw plug does it have some sort of tabs, like a wall anchor of sorts, to hold it in place? Or do I use glue? I've included two pics of my existing screw plug. It doesn't look like there is anything to actually keep it in the window frame hole.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for getting back to us! The 26-200 should just pop right in and hold in with pressure. No adhesive should be necessary. I assume your old screw plug just wore out over time, which happens.
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