How to Replace Non-Tilt Window Channel Balances

Learn how to remove and install a non-tilt channel balance with this step-by-step guide.

How Replace Non-tilt Window Balances


Step 1
If your window has sash stops, first remove them from the top of the jamb.

Step 2
Pop out the take-out clips on both sides.

Step 3
Raise the sash and push it to the left or right of the jamb, then swing it out.

Step 4
Take hold of the balance and push down until the top guide clears the take-out clip. Remove the terminal clip from the square hole in the jamb.


Recommendation: replace both balances on each window.

Step 1
Hook the terminal clip into the square hole in the jamb, then push down on the balance to secure the top guide under the take out clip. Repeat the process on the opposite side.

Step 2
Position the left or right side of the sash into the jamb, above the bottom balance guide. Then, swing the opposite side of the sash into alignment with the frame. Lower the sash to engage the balance.

Step 3
Snap the take-out clips back into the jamb and re-install the sash stops, if applicable.

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