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A handy person from SACRAMENTO, CA says:
I am looking to replace my balance / sash - whatever it is called...

It is stamped:


What is the replacement part?

User submitted picture of channel balance 32 3 HK
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for posting! Before I can offer an applicable replacement for this channel balance, I just need to know a bit more information about the bottom attachment. Please take a look at our 15-004 and 15-005 channel balance shoes, and note their depths. As you can see, they are 1-3/32" deep and 1" deep, respectively. Which one more closely matches your own bottom attachment?

Can you also confirm the length of your metal channel? Based on your stamp, I'd say it'd be 33", but I'd like you to confirm.
A handy person from Sacramento, CA says:
Hi Tom:

It is 33" long, and the shoe is 15-004 because it is 1 3/32" deep

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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Great! Thanks for your assistance. Now, I recommend looking at our S385-33 channel balance. I would also recommend the 3230 option. This can carry a window sash weight range of 18 through 23 pounds. Does your sash's weight fall within this range?
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