How To Replace a Casement Operator

Updated! This how to video will teach you how to replace a casement operator on a casement window. The window used in this video is the Hurd Energy Saver Casement with Truth Casement hardware – Now Called Sierra Pacific WI product.To order Hurd Replacement Parts visit http://www.Hurd-Parts.com to order other window and door part brands visit http://www.WindowPartsCenter.com 

 

Install Balance on Hurd Energy Saver Double Hung Windows from 08/16/2010 to Present

As of August 6, 2014- Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) purchase of Hurd and Superseal Windows and Doors. As of 8/2/2016 the Energy Saver line is still the same Hurd Energy Saver line but is now called Wisconsin Energy Saver Product.

Directions & Photos provided by Hurd Windows & Doors

To order Hurd and Sierra Pacific Wisconsin Product Parts

Visit R&R Windows & Doors Website

www.RandRwindow.com

1. Open bottom sash, tilt in and to the side to remove

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Open bottom sash, tilt in and to the side to remove

2. Open top sash, tilt in and to the side to remove.
3. Remove screen.
4. Starting with the bottom cover, CAREFULLY remove the metal
cover by inserting a putty knife screwdriver at the end of the
cover, gently pry up and remove. Repeat steps with wood
jamb liner above PHOTO 2 & 3

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Starting with the bottom cover, CAREFULLY remove the metal
cover by inserting a putty knife screwdriver at the end of the
cover

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gently pry up and remove. Repeat steps with wood
jamb liner above PHOTO 2 & 3

5. Move to the bottom of the jambliner, squeeze the liner to release it from the jamb, PHOTO 4, 5, 6 & 7.

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Move to the bottom of the jambliner, squeeze the liner to release it from the jamb

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Move to the bottom of the jambliner, squeeze the liner to release it from the jamb,

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Move to the bottom of the jambliner, squeeze the liner to release it from the jamb,

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Move to the bottom of the jambliner, squeeze the liner to release it from the jamb,

6. Unlock the balance by inserting a flat head screwdriver tip into the balance shoe. The balance is under tension so hold onto the lock until it disengages. PHOTO 8 A & B

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Unlock the balance by inserting a flat head screwdriver tip into the balance shoe. The balance is under tension so hold onto the lock until it disengages.

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Unlock the balance by inserting a flat head screwdriver tip into the balance shoe. The balance is under tension  so hold onto the lock until it disengages.

7. Slide old balance out and insert new balance. Make sure it hooks on the top of the liner. PHOTO 9

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7. Slide old balance out and insert new balance. Make sure it hooks on the top of the liner.

8. Install new jambliners. Starting at the top of the jamb, slide the liner into the space at head as shown in PHOTO 10. Make sure the liner fits snugly up against the head of the frame.

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8. Install new jambliners. Starting at the top of the jamb, slide the liner into the space at head as shown in PHOTO 10. Make sure the liner fits snugly up against the head of the frame.

9. Using a flat blade putty knife, place the blade on top of the sill gasket and slide the bottom of the jambliner into place PHOTO 11 & 12. Making sure the jambliner is fit tightly along the full length of the side jamb.

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9. Using a flat blade putty knife, place the blade on top of the sill gasket and slide the bottom of the jambliner into place PHOTO 11 & 12. Making sure the jambliner is fit tightly along the full length of the side jamb.

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9. Using a flat blade putty knife, place the blade on top of the sill gasket and slide the bottom of the jambliner into place PHOTO 11 & 12. Making sure the jambliner is fit tightly along the full length of the side jamb.

9. Starting with the bottom cover, place at the bottom of the jambliner and seat the cover firmly into place PHOTO 13 & 14 .

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9. Starting with the bottom cover, place at the bottom of the jambliner and seat the cover firmly into place PHOTO 13 & 14 .

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9. Starting with the bottom cover, place at the bottom of the jambliner and seat the cover firmly into place PHOTO 13 & 14 .

10. Re-install the wood jambliner covers.
Starting at the top PHOTO 15, slide the cover up into the space at the head of the frame and seat the
cover into place along the jambliner.

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10. Re-install the wood jambliner covers.
Starting at the top PHOTO 15, slide the cover up into the space at the head of the frame and seat the
cover into place along the jambliner.

Make sure the dust block is to the outside of the liner as shown in PHOTO 16.

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Make sure the dust block is to the outside of the liner as shown in PHOTO 16.

11. Prepare balance for the sash installation. Insert a
flat head screwdriver tip into the balance shoe,
PHOTO 17, sliding shoe downward stopping 12″
from the sill. Lock the balance shoe in place making
sure the lock shoe hub is in the open position.

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11. Prepare balance for the sash installation. Insert a
flat head screwdriver tip into the balance shoe,
PHOTO 17, sliding shoe downward stopping 12″
from the sill. Lock the balance shoe in place making
sure the lock shoe hub is in the open position.

12. Locate top sash, which includes latch pins
on top rail. With clad side up and sash pins
furthest away, hold the sash horizontally,
tiliting sideways to a 30° angle allowing the
pins to pass to the outer track. Insert one
pin into the locked balance shoe, PHOTO 18.
Lower the sash to a full horizontal position
inserting the opposite side pin into the
balance shoe.
Depress tilt pins and push sash to a full
vertical position, advancing sash to the outer
tracks. Release tilt pins.
Repeat for the bottom sash inserting sash pins
into the inner tracks.

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12. Locate top sash, which includes latch pins
on top rail. With clad side up and sash pins
furthest away, hold the sash horizontally,
tiliting sideways to a 30° angle allowing the
pins to pass to the outer track. Insert one
pin into the locked balance shoe, PHOTO 18.
Lower the sash to a full horizontal position
inserting the opposite side pin into the
balance shoe.
Depress tilt pins and push sash to a full
vertical position, advancing sash to the outer
tracks. Release tilt pins.
Repeat for the bottom sash inserting sash pins
into the inner tracks.

13. Check operation & locking functions
Depress tilt pins and push sash to a full vertical
position, PHOTO 19, advancing sash to the outer
tracks. Release tilt pins.Repeat for bottom sash inserting
sash pins into the inner tracks.

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13. Check operation & locking functions
Depress tilt pins and push sash to a full vertical
position, PHOTO 19, advancing sash to the outer
tracks. Release tilt pins.Repeat for bottom sash inserting
sash pins into the inner tracks.

To order Hurd and Sierra Pacific Wisconsin Product Parts

Visit R&R Windows & Doors Website

www.RandRwindow.com

How To Replace Broken Screen Corners

Here is a helpful step by step directions on how to replace screen corners on a Hurd Window Screen.

To order screen corners go to www.RandRwindow.com

Part # 141 for old style screen corner and Part # 140 for new style screen corner. Comes in: Gold tone, White or bronze.

PIcture of New style Screen Corner

PIcture of New style Screen Corner

Old Style Screen Corner

Old Style Screen Corner

Part # 998 for Screen Spline Tool

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For these instructions old screen corners (Part # 141) has been used. But the instructions apply also to the New Style Screen Corners ( Part Number # 140). To Order: www.RandRwindow.com
1. The Screen Corner – you are only going to remove 2 screen corners at a time so you do not have to rescreen your whole screen
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2. With a pointed object pull up the spline. The spline is located around the screen frame
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3. If you cannot locate the edge of the spline or if it is not near a corner you will have to cut it with a knife
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4. Gently pull spline and remove from the top part of the screen. Do not remove spline completely!
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5. Notice how spline is only removed from the top and only a few inches down on both sides of the screen
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6. Gently pull down screen mesh to the spline
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7. Remove top part of frame by pulling straight up. Now 2 screen corners should be exposed
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8. Remove broken screen corner and replace with new screen corner on both sides. If part of the old screen corner is broke off in the screen frame – use a pair of pliers to pull it out. If it won’t come out shove the broken part more into the screen frame so the new screen corner can fit all the way in.
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9. Make sure you put in the new screen corner the same way as the old one. Repeat on other side
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10. Put top frame with new screen coners back into side frame
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11. Push top and side frame together so they are tight against the screen corner
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12. Push screen mesh back into frame groove
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13. Using spline tool (Part # 998) push in spline back into the screen frame
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14. The spline may stretch when you push it back into the groove. If this happens cut off any excess
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15.  Finish inserting spline with spline tool. Repeat steps to replace the bottom 2 screen corners.
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Helpful tip: If one screen corner is broke then most likely the opposite diagonal screen comer is broke or at least cracked and should also be replaced.

Instruction for Hurd Sash Adjustment

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To purchase the Truth Wrench #190 go to: www.RandRwindow.com

1. The amount of sash drag (a sash is the operating part of a casement window) that this hinge will correct for is dependent on the ratio of the sash width vs. sash height. To calculate the amount of sash drag adjustment for any given window size, take the ratio of the width to height multiplied by 1/16″.

Example: sash size equals 24″ x 36″ width to eight ratio is .667 Total adjustment is .66 x 1/16″ = .042 (Approx. 3/64″)

2. To adjust the casement sash: First fully open the window. Next step the Adjustment wrench (Part # 190 To by go to: www.RandRwindow.com under Parts –  Miscellaneous) onto the base of the stud, found between the support arm and the track of the lower hinge. Swinging the wrench away from the lock side of the window will decrease the about of sash drag. The maximum sash drag adjustment is reached when the stud flats are parallel to the track. Note: Turning the stud flats beyond parallel will not increase sash drag correction.

3. For severe sash drag, a similar procedure can be sued on the upper hinge. Upper hinge adjustment is made by swinging the wrench toward the lock side of the window. Maximum adjustment is obtained when the stud flats are parallel to the track. Note: Maximum adjustment may cause biding as the window is closed, please use caution.

To purchase the Truth Wrench  #190 go to: www.RandRwindow.com

 

 

How To Determine Handing For Hurd Casement Windows

If you are needing to order a new operator or lock for your Hurd Casement Window you will need to determine the handing of your window as the parts are also handed.

The easiest way to go about this is:

  • Looking at your window from the inside.
  • If the LOCK for the window is on the LEFT then your window is a LEFT HAND Casement. So you would then need to order a LEFT HAND operator or a LEFT HAND Lock
  • If the LOCK for the window is on the RIGHT then your window is a RIGHT HAND Casement. So you would then need to order a RIGHT HAND operator or a RIGHT HAND Lock

To Order Hurd Window & Door Replacement Parts Go To: www.RandRwindow.com

How to Replace A Casement/Awning Operator For A Hurd Window

Casement Operator1. Remove the screen.

2. Remove the handle crank by pulling it straight off. (if you have a different style operator there may be a set screw)

3. Using a stiff putty knife from the inside, insert the knife between the main sill and lower sill operating stops.  Carefully pry up to remove the upper and lower sill operating stop.

4. Pry with a small screwdriver the split arm off of the sash bracket pin by prying up and off, and then pry with a small screwdriver the straight arm off the sash track shoe by prying between the arm and the track shoe downward.

5. Remove the screws that secure operator to the main sill.

6. Install the replacement operator and reverse the above removal procedure to complete.

Go to www.RandRwindow.com to purchase casement and awning operators.

 

How To Shim A Hurd Casement Window

How to shim a Hurd Casement Window –

Using Part # 183 (you can purchase shims from www.RandRwindow.com )

Window Shim Part # 183

  1. Crank window all the way open
  2. locate the sliver hing track screwed into the bottom of the window frame
  3. loosen the screw that is closet to the corner frame of the window
  4. Insert shim around the screw (under the hinge track)
  5. Tighten the screw
  6. this is a good time to make sure that ALL screws on the hardware are tightened so that the head of the screw is flush (DO NOT over tighten!)

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This is a PDF file from hurd on how to shim a window (click on blue writing below to download).

How To Shim A Casement Window