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Proper Spiral Balance Tip Color

A quick learner from il says:

We have Kinro windows in amodualr home. The Proper Spiral Balance Tip Color--we cn't tell--but the window weigh 24 lbs. Weare guessing it might be red--but does it hurt to move up to heavier duty one--i.e., green? The tube measure 29" and is 3/8 or 5/16 depending on which diameter of the tube one measures.
A quick learner from il says:
I meant to say upgrade to yellow?
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
I would recommend only picking the tip color that matches your sash weight. It is possible to have a balance that is too strong. It won't make your window work better, but would rather hinder its operation. Think of it like Goldilocks: you want a spring strength that is just right.
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