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Channel Balance Replacement

A handy person from Georgia says:
Hello
I need to get the correct part number for my channel balance. The length of the channel is 29", width 1/2". It appears that S380-39 might be correct but the width of the shoe is a little bit shorter than the 1" marked in your photo and I am not sure of the extra code I need. I have included photos and the printed code (28 3 CN CALDWELL).
Thanks
User submitted photos of a window balance.
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for posting! I agree, I think our S390-29 is the closest match. The 15-005 shoe is the most shallow option that we have at 1". I think it may still fit in your window, but you might have to shave a bit off for it to be comfortable.
A handy person from Georgia says:
Thanks for the confirmation. Just to be sure, the four digit weight code I need will be 2830?
Thanks
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
That's what I would recommend, yes, but you might want to weigh your sash and makes sure it matches, just in case.
A handy person from Georgia says:
Just wanted to say Thanks!
The new channel balances arrived today and the replacement was quick (like two minutes)and easy. The window is working better than before - now I know why it was squeaking so badly - the channel balance was failing.
Anyway, thanks!
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Great! I'm glad these balances were a good fit. Let me know if you have any other questions and I would be happy to help.
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