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Replacement Milgard Window Balance

A handy person from Dixon, CA says:
I have a couple of window balances to replace.

The metal portion is 21 inches long, not including the plastic ends. The metal portion is 0.5" wide by 0.625" deep.

The stamp reads "20 5 IW CMC 7".

It is for a Milgard, single hung, non-tilt window. The portion of the window that it lifts weighs 15 pounds. The actual dimensions of the window are: 27.25" wide by 23.25" tall by 1.375" deep, including the frame, but not the latch, or handles. The actual pane dimensions are: 24" wide by 19.625 high. The frame is white vinyl.

It is a double pane window and was made in 2004, or 2003.
User submitted photos of their Milguard window balance
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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 handy person from Dixon, CA says:
I've measured the end. IT is 1 - 3/32" deep.
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Thank you. In that case, I recommend that you look at our Series 385 channel balance. Does this look like a match? Let me know what you think!
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