Remove a window handle

Windows are exposed to high mechanical loads. Therefore, certain components of windows are always to wait, if necessary, to adjust or renew. This also applies to the window handle. Here we show you how to disassemble a window handle quickly.

Construction on the window handle

Like a door handle, a kind of thorn can be found on a window handle. This mandrel in the form of an external square is simply pushed into the mechanics of the window and locked inside the wing. The ease of movement is thus dependent on the state of these mechanically moving parts. This worsens with many windows over the years and it can make different failures noticeable:

  • Window handle is exceptionally heavy and can hardly turn
  • Window handle is no longer tight and wobbles
  • Connection of the window handle is worn in
  • complete window jammed when closing

It is often sufficient to simply retighten the window handle. So you do not always have to dismantle the window handle immediately. Regardless of whether you want to expand or just retighten the window handle, the procedure is always the same.

Disassemble the window handle

Most of the windows that are installed today are tilt / turn windows. Set the handle across to "open" to disassemble the screws. The handle fitting is also usually covered similarly. The cover can then be removed by turning the screws. Turn the fitting cover also transversely.

Now you can see the two screws that connect the window handle to the internal mechanism for opening, closing and tilting. Check that the screws are tight. Also check the tightness of the handle on the inner square of the window mechanism, if it is really screwed tight.

Handle defective or only loose

If he still moves, this thorn is usually knocked out. The counterpart of the mechanism in the wing interior is usually not knocked out. For high-quality windows, the inner square is hardened steel. The construction is deliberately designed so that the easier-to-exchange window handle does not work anymore.

Care and maintenance of the window handle

Now move the window handle back and forth by shaking it and pulling it out at the same time. Now you can check and clean the mechanics. You can also use a new window handle now. As far as oiling and greasing of the mechanism is concerned, please adhere to the specifications of the window manufacturer. In any case, use only non-greasy fats and oils.

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