Channel balance top guide question

A quick learner from Torrance, CA says:

My channel balance top guide is very similar to the 19-002, and the horizontal piece had broken off (see pic). I was wondering if it serves any purpose and whether I need to replace it.


User submitted a photo of a window balance.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
That broken tab doesn't hold any significance in the operation of the window balance. You can use the balance without it.
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