Side tilt latch replacement

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Side tilt latch replacement

#1 Post by marjur123 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:21 am


We have windows that tilt in sideways, not from the bottom, and one of the latches is broken (the thumb clip is what is broken off). I am attaching a photo of what's broken and what one looks like that's not broken. I have been looking at videos online but they are all for awning tilt windows. Would this be the same process basically? I just am not sure how to slide it in from the bottom, as the broken latch is on the bottom of the window at the track.

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Re: Side tilt latch replacement

#2 Post by Windows on Washington » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:56 pm

Pretty standard tilt latch. Do you know how the window manufacturer was?

If not, call these guys.

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Re: Side tilt latch replacement

#3 Post by TheWindowNerd » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:15 am

Not sure if that shark fin/thumb part of the tilt latch is broken off or just popped out.
Yes it will replace like the DH videos you have watched. Stick a properly sized flat tip screw driver in the hole slide the latch up and pull in towards you.

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