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Series 180 Coil Balance

A home owner from Calgary, Alberta, Canada says:
To whom it may concern, I have a broken coil and believe its a Series 180 and I do not know how to remove it from the track to service once I order parts. There is no notch cut out or access port like others described in the window frame.

These windows are purchased from Gienow windows in 2000-2001.

Can I just replace the spring once out? There was a 4 on the damaged one.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Hey, Dan. If the springs are the only things that are damaged then you could get away with replacing them alone. As for removing the pivot shoe housing, it will be tricky without a pre-existing cut out. Make sure to check at the top of the track, under the sash stop. Otherwise, you may need something like our 75-069 jamb spreaders. See the video below for more information.
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