Window springs

My house has windows which ride up against two metal frames. Within the frames, for each window, there are spring loaded clips on which the windows ride. The spring clips hold the window up at any point along the track. One of the clips has broken, so that the window does not stay up at any point. I think the spring is also screwed up behind the frame. Can this unit be repaired? Can the clip be repaired or does the frame have to be replaced? These windows are 31 years old and I wonder if the frames are even available. What kind of store would carry these frames?
Any advice as to next steps? The window is one of six in the front of the house so the idea of replacing one entire window unit is not desirable. Thanks for your help.
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Try www.blainewindow.com
Unless they have upgraded the site about all you can do is order a catalog.
They should have whatever window part you need.
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If you look closely at the glass you might if you are lucky find a brand name for the window.
If not, you will need to make some phone calls. The tracks are probably replaceable but usually there is a secret way to remove the sash (sliding part of the window) by sliding it half way down and squeezing it past the track. After you remove the sashes you pull off the track and take it to some stores that handle windows and see if they can match the track. Or make some phone calls first from windows listing in the yellow pages. Also check real lumber yards, not Home Depot, that supply builders with windows.

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Thanks for your help. I will try the web site

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Check a good local hardware store or glass shop.
Check here:
http://www.slide-co.com /
and you might find a part number or name of a part to ask for.
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Thanks for your help.

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Look for "jamb liners"

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A Typical Window guy term for these "springs" is *balance rod* it'll help in talking with a window guy if you actually contact one.
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