I want to remove all the hardware from a pair of casement windows so I
can refinish the interior trim. Most things had obvious screws but
the cover at the base of the crank handle doesn't have screws and
isn't loose enough to just pull off. The previous owner likely had
the same problem because the covers are cracked, I don't want to
stress them more. The instructions on the Andersen site are for newer
windows, I found some generic directions elsewhere on the web ("remove
the crank cover") that didn't help very much. The picture at
tantalizingly close but that cover has screws. Does anyone here know
where the catch is that releases the old style (screw-less) cover?
Can you give me a technique for removing it that won't break it?
Similar brain cramp because in installed a couple of the Anderson
Cranker's in a sunroom several years ago. BUT - as I recall, you
removed the setscrew on the crank; removed a screw(s) on the cover;
and then there was a mechanical detent on the bracket or the shaft the
gave a little resistance. Try a little gentle pressure,
Got it off. The catch is in the middle of the top of the cover. I
know that now because I got it apart but the way I got it apart was by
loosening the bottom of the inside frame with a putty knife and
lifting it up enough that the cover could rise off the catch.
On Sat, 1 Oct 2011 05:47:45 -0700 (PDT), Christopher Nelson
I very recently had to replace the crank/arm mechanism on an Andersen
casement 20+yo. Even with the screws out there was no cover to come
off. I had to pry up the horizontal trim piece which exposed three
more screws when then allowed the unit to be removed.
Now, I don't know if the cover does remove independently of the other
parts, but it doesn't look like it on my unit(s). Good luck
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