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I need this Pivot Blocks not sure if 15-175

A handy person from york me says:
Pivot block looks like 15-175 but brake pad isn't slate blue - it's cream color
How do I know witch spring to use - 8lbs or 3lbs or one inbetween -
Can Iget metal cams for 15-175
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Thank you for posting. Unfortunately, cams are not sold separately for this pivot shoe. If yours are broken, you'd have to replace the whole thing.

As for whether or not the 15-175 is a match, how do the dimensions compare? Other than the blue pad, is the style the same? If the dimensions or style differ in any way, let me know where exactly.

Finally, to determine what spring weigh you need, check out what numbers are stamped on the springs you have now. If there are no numbers, tell me how many coil springs you have installed in the window at the moment and how heavy the sash is. That will give us a good idea of what you need.
A handy person from york me 03909 says:
I orded ordered coil balance shoe 15-175 - 1 3/8 high & 1 1/4 wide gray with slate blue brake. I have a white nylon povit shoe With beige Brake. The brake on the new shoe won't hold the shoe I think metal cam is to narrow
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
I'm sorry to hear that the 15-175 didn't work. At this point, I think it'd be best if we saw a few pictures of your existing pivot shoe. That will cut right to the chase and let us know what you have.
A quick learner from york me says:
Here's a picture of my original

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Donna from SWISCO responded:
Hmm... your original break pad actually looks like it's still in good shape. I recommend that you try to see if you can pop it out and switch it with the blue break pad on the new shoe.

The different color breaks are for different friction depths for locking into the window jamb channel, but it may still work. Give it a shot and let me know how it works.
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