Anderson Casement Window Crank

A quick learner from New Jersey says:
Installed in 1986 and most of the windows that are used frequently are cracking at the handle connection. Can these be replaced without removing molding? Thanks
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Is the handle whats cracking, or the operator cover? if it's the handle, see our 39-286. If it's the cover, see our 39-154, instead.
A quick learner says:
It's the cover, but with it removed, the entire assemble screws out when I crank. The cover cant be what holds it together, so I believe I need the entire assembly. Can you point me to the correct one and does the molding need to be removed to replace?
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Ah, I see. Yes, if the worm gear comes out when you remove the handle, then the entire operator has to be replaced. I'm afraid I cannot identify what you have based on this picture, though. I will need you to either remove the operator entirely (which will require you to remove the wooden trim, first), or open then window as wide as it can go and take a picture of the arms, as well.

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