I have a casement window that won't close all the way. It gets to
within half an inch, then the crank just turns and turns. It opens
fine and closes fine, all the way to the end, just far enough so the
latches can't grab it and close it all the way.
I have read a few articles and posts about similar problems, most
suggest cleaning different parts, can this really be the cause of this
problem though? I was suspect that if it wasn't operating smoothly or
well, but asides from that last half inch, it works fine.
I'll probably end up taking my ladder (it's on the 2nd floor) and just
closing it from the outside for now, but I would like to find a longer
term solution for this.
Do I need to replace the whole mechanism??
Any help appreciated, I'm in Canada and it's getting colder up here in
the great white north...