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Replacing "Carefree" Corner

A quick learner from Indiana says:
Is there a guide on how to replace the corner piece in the "CareFree" style storm windows?
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Check out the video below for instructions on how to replace a corner key. Let me know if this helps!
A quick learner from Indiana says:
Hi Paul,
Thanks for the video. My windows have a plastic corner that locks the frame together and also serves as a guide for sliding the window up and down. These are on the top corners. I am wondering how to open the frame as there are no visible dents that lock the plastic in place. I am also wondering how to deal with the seal around the glass when I open the frame.
Thanks!
george
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Could I see a few pictures of the hardware in question, George? That will give us a better idea of what you have and what solutions are available to you.
A quick learner from Indiana says:
Here is a photo. Thanks for your help. George
User submitted a photo of a pivot bar.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for posting your picture!

Take a look at the 95-193 Corner with Tilt Pivot and Guide.
A quick learner from Indiana says:
So there is only the part and no user level instructions for replacement?
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
I'm sorry! First, look at the photo of our 95-193. On the end of each leg of the corner, you will see a small protrusion. These lock the corner in the frame. To remove the old corner, take an awl and push down on the protrusion in the frame, then pull the leg of the corner. Do the same on the other leg, working the corner out. It can be a little awkward, but just be patient and you will be able to get them out.
A quick learner from Indiana says:
Thanks! That helps a lot. I am also worried about the gasket in the channel between the glass and the metal frame. Any particular instructions there?
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
The gasket wraps around the glass and is force-fit in the frame. Frankly, I think the gasket should be fine. You just have to be careful not to tear it when taking the frame apart. It is extremely important you are as safe as you can. Safety always comes first when working with glass, so you will need both eye wear and gloves.
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