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Milgard Window Balancer

A handy person from Oakland, CA says:
Total length 25 inches, length of metal part 24 inches.

One stamp is from the right balancer, the other from the left.

Thanks,
Chris
User submitted photos of window balances.
86 23-2 DA5 CMC 7 and 86 23-2 DA5 CMC 5
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for posting! Before I can offer an applicable replacement for this channel balance, I just need to know a bit more information about the bottom attachment. Please take a look at our 15-004 and 15-005 channel balance shoes, and note their depths. As you can see, they are 1-3/32" deep and 1" deep, respectively. Which one more closely matches your own bottom attachment?
A quick learner from Lafayette, CA says:
It looks like I have the 15-004 (1-3/32" inch deep version.)

Also, can the weight requirement be determined from the stamp, or do I need to weigh the window?

Thanks,
Chris
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Hey, Chris. Thanks for getting back to us. If you have the 15-004 shoe, you may want to look at our Series 385 channel balance.

The weight rating can usually be determined from the stamp. For instance, your stamp of 23-2 could correspond to our 2320 option. However, I'm not sure what that 86 could be. You might want to weigh your window sash just to be sure that the 2320 option is what you need.
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