Replacing Locking Terminal
A handy person from Amherst, NH says:
July 6, 2015
I am replacing the Great Lakes Locking Terminals, 15-197, in several windows. Is there a tool, or method, that can be used to separate the plastic channel in order to do this replacement, rather then removing the trim and taking the window apart.
Paul from SWISCO responded:
July 7, 2015
I'm afraid there really isn't a method of replacing these balances or shoes without removing the jamb liners. However, seeing as how this is a tilt window, I believe you can remove the jamb liners without also removing the trim. They could be loose and float in the window frame. I could be wrong, though. This is not the case for all such windows, but it is common.
A quick learner says:
July 8, 2015
Hey Paul, this is exactly how they work. I was able to remove the windows and the vinyl jam liners popped right out. BTW, I have Green Mountain windows, in case anyone else out there needs to fix their balances or shoes. Thanks for your help.