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Traco window balance replacement

A quick learner from USA says:
My balance springs broke on one side of my Traco window. See attached photo. It appears to have 3 sections of springs. The double hung tilt in window is large - overall dimension is 48
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Thank you for posting. It looks like you have the coil spring balance system. All the nylon fittings seem to be fine, I pulled them up for you to review. However, the coil springs look broken and they are under Series 180. We will need the number stamped on the coil when you place your order. Let us know if this helps!
A quick learner from USA says:
I just ordered 3 of the S180-6 springs. A 6 was on the old broken spring.

Question - My cut out at the top of the window track is not large enough to remove the 3 coil spring assembly at once. Can I remove the tandem housings 1 at a time from the track?

Question - Do all 3 coil springs attach to the mounting bracket? or are somehow attached to each other.
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Thank you for the order! All three coil springs will be hooked on the 16-024. While removing the balance altogether, you might be able to pop out one tandem housing at a time, but usually you should be able to pull it all out in one go.
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