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Window balance coil and shoe

A handy person from GODEFFROY NY 12729 says:
Bedroom window will not stay up in position. Window measures 36 1/2" W X 55 3/8" H....No identifying brand name inside sash frame. Only a AAMA CERTIFICATION PROGRAM DECAL ( with series and numbers). Removed damaged coil and shoe. Coil is cut and shoe is cracked. Crack can be seen in last photo. Hopefully you can help. Thanks
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Hello! I think we should definitely be able to help. Your pivot shoe closely resembles our 15-180, which in turn works with the Series 190 coil spring. You will need to reference the number stamped on your existing spring to determine the correct Series 190 option.
A quick learner from GODEFFROY says:
That's great news!!!Thanks for all your help.. The number stamped appears to resemble the number 9...
How do I place and order for the pivot shoe and coil spring?
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Hmm... we do not carry any springs that can hold 9 pounds. Could it be a 6 instead? To be 100% sure what option you need, you can weigh your sash on a scale and tell me what you get.
A quick learner from GODEFFROY says:
Yes I believe it could be a #6.....
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Yes, I think that may be a 6. You can confirm by weighing your sash.
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