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Replacing Locking Terminal

A handy person from Amherst, NH says:
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.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
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:
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.

Tom
Amherst, NH
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