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Cannot open window because this lock broke

A quick learner says:
I have vinyl replacement window with this exact lock (38-058)... The handle came off and I don't know if it will pop back in or if the whole lock is broken. The problem is that the window will not open because the handle broke in lock position. help!
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
You are in a pickle. See if you can push the broken handle back into the housing and try to unlock the window. If that does not work try using a screw driver or possibly a pair of pliers. Remember to always use eye protection when doing any repairs in case a part breaks off and goes flying at you.
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