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How to remove broken block & Tackle balance

A home owner from OKLAHOMA CITY, OK says:
I have a broken block & tackle balance on a single hung 23 year old aluminum window frame, non-tilting. I am trying to figure out how the old sash balance comes out. None of my windows in my house have clips, but have apparent slots on them. I have attached pictures for any helpful guidance on how to remove & repair these.

Thanks,
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
I cannot identify your balance based on this image, so there could be a few different ways. I would start by watching the video below. Is this what kind of balance you have?
A home owner from OKLAHOMA CITY, OK says:
Tom:

I added other pictures after this one, hit the submit button to early. Here are more pictures. Do I need to put in clips at the top if my windows don't have them in order to catch the balance? The black cap on the top, does it come off? The left side is pushed up some but that spring isn't broke. The one on the right side is broke.

I watched the video, and if mine is like that, I have to go buy some clips first I guess so it can catch on the balance. I was a little confused! Thanks for any pointers!

David
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
I see. Yes, you will need out 16-002 take out clip. For a short term solution, though, you could simply drill a hole in the jamb and use a screw to suit the same purpose. Once the sash is removed, you can take out the balances and the top sash guide and take clearer pictures of them for us.
A home owner from OKLAHOMA CITY, OK says:
Thanks, got them out and replaced. Just needed the clips. The rivet holding the spring broke, the plastic guide at bottom was broke also. Works like brand new now and window really seals nice. Thanks for the information.
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