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NO WORRIES-HERE ARE THE BULLET POINTS
- Clear the area around the window, carefully unwrap the new sash, and keep it nearby for installation.
- Look out for model variations in the instructions.
- Grab small Phillips and flathead screwdrivers. These are the only tools you will need
ORDER OF OPERATIONS:
- If you are replacing the bottom sash only, you don’t need to remove the top sash, and vice versa.
- If you are replacing both, first remove the bottom sash. Next, remove the top sash. Then install in reverse—first the top, then the bottom.
REMOVING THE OLD SASH
TILT THE SASH
Unlock the window. Lift or lower the sash 3-4 inches (about the width of your hand). Then, tilt the sash towards you and lower it against the sill.
REMOVE BLACK CLIPS
Grab the Phillips screwdriver, insert the head into the opening of the black clip (there should be one on either side), and scoop them out. Then, toss them in the garbage. (Don’t see the clips? Skip ahead—they are unessential to window operation.)
REMOVE THE SASH
Lift and hold the sash like a tray. Then, remove it by first lifting one side up and out, followed by the other. Once it’s out, you’re almost there! Now get ready to install your new sash!
INSTALLING THE NEW SASH
POSITION THE SASH
Hold the sash with the interior lift rail facing the floor. The bottom sash has locks on the top. The top sash has the keeper portion of the lock on the bottom.
INSERT THE SASH INTO THE FRAME
Place the metallic pins into the frame’s U-shaped clamps. If needed, use a flathead screwdriver to turn the clamp into an upright “U” position. Then, lower the sash all the way so it is resting against the bottom sash or sill. Pro tip: Now’s a great time to clean the window.
LIFT THE SASH
INTO ITS REGULAR,
Gently push the sash into the frame until you hear a click. Then, move the window up and down to ensure it is operational. Finally, lock your window and pat yourself on the back—you just installed a window sash!