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Removing broken window parts

A home owner from USA says:
Hello,
The pivot bar broke off into the pivot shoe & sash. I am a non-professional homeowner who would like to fix this problem DIY.

While I know I will need new shoes & bars, at this point I just want to know how I can remove the busted pivot shoe & pivot bar. I cannot afford the jamb spreaders that you sell and I didn't find videos that applied to my particular style of window.

I am sending you photos of the shoe & pivot bar (located on the bottom of the sash).

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have several windows that need to be fixed.

Mark
User submitted photos of window hardware.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for posting, Mark. First, watch the videos below. These will show you how you can remove your pivot shoe.
Once the pivot shoe is out, I recommend comparing it to our 15-046. Make sure the measurements match up. As for the pivot bar, it's harder to say. It looks like you have a nylon housing wrapped around it, which should make things easier. Instead of trying to pull the corroded pivot bar out, I'm thinking you should be able to just pop out the nylon housing. See our 26-330 for a replacement for the housing, and our 26-040 for the pivot bar. There is no guarantee these two parts are what you have, but they're worth considering.
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