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Thread: Vinyl Tilt-In Windows

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    Vinyl Tilt-In Windows

    My house had replacement vinyl tilt-in replacement windows in it when we bought it (I have no instructions/manual/information sheet on them). It is now difficult to open/raise the windows on nice days. I'm NOT talking about tilting them in to clean them, I'm just talking about raising the window to get some fresh air. I've kept them clean over the years, but is there something I can use to grease/lubricate them to make them easier to open and close? TIA!!

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    Have you googled tilt in window problems? Or instructions for (your brand)? If there is a label on the window, you can call the manufacture's customer service and maybe they can help you? Hope you can find the help you need.

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    I had trouble sliding the windows in my house. I was told to use a silicon spray (available at Walmart and other fine establishments) and that did help.

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    I used WD-40 for everything that sticks in my house. It works about 98% of the time.
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    Graphite powder is sold in small tubes. This works on our vinyl windows.

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    Good topic. We live in an old house so i blame this on the house settling. Might try these remedies.
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    WD-40. It works on everything.

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    I very seldom open my windows, as my cats would try to jump on the window sills.
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    Thank you for posting the website about the windows, I just got new ones and will need this information later on I am sure..

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    I had them and loved them but when the humidity got up there there was no opening or closing the dang things. And no amt. of spray on lubricant helped. The wood behind the vinyl is swelled. Manufacture suggested using a blow dryer and it did the trick.

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    My husband said to spray Endust on a rag and wipe the window jam on both sides. Let it dry and slide the window up. Use as needed.
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    W-D 40 always works for me. I use it for several things when they get sticky or harder to use. It is great stuff

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