1983 Pella lock needed double hung window

Quick Learner from Lowe Burrell Pa
Sep 23, 2023 8:55 am
This window opens from top and bottom, lock attaches under the top storm window section not allowing generic locks to be substituted unless I take the extra weather protection window out to expose wood surface to screw lock to top window.please help with any suggestions if no replacement part is available, thank you Kristen
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Bob from SWISCO
Sep 23, 2023 1:50 pm

Thanks for posting. The lock body looks similar to the Pella 90-213, though this comes with a keeper that it seems your setup wouldn't use. Take a look, and let me know if you think this lock is worth a try. 

Quick Learner from Lowe Burrell Pa
Sep 23, 2023 2:24 pm
Thank you for the quick reply, this could work if I took the storm window out but that would not be very energy efficient. The current lock has a ouch button that came off so can't catch the latch to lock it?do you know of any other lock that could work leaving as is?
Tom from SWISCO
Sep 25, 2023 1:21 pm

We unfortunately don't have another lock that might work for this application. The trouble is that you have an older design that isn't made anymore. Pella also never bothered to make an exact replacement. The 90-213 is technically a newer style, but it's so different that it won't be a 1:1 fit. 

In my personal experience, I have a high success rate for using the 90-213 on this window with little to no adaptation necessary. However that's not always a universal experience. Sometimes it's less than perfect, but considering the old style doesn't exist I've found that there's not much I can do about it. It's unfortunate, but that tends to be the case in general when dealing with Pella parts.

I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news. I really do think the 90-213 is the best option available, though not necessarily guaranteed.

Home Owner
Jan 21, 2024 9:19 am
Need replacement latch double hung most latches I see are surface mounted my sash are mortised
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Tom from SWISCO
Jan 22, 2024 3:41 pm

This lock is unfortunately not made anymore. As suggested above, the 90-213 is the only replacement available. I recommend reading the posts above for more information, if you haven't already.

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