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Old 12-28-2018, 08:50 AM   #1
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Windows stuck closed

We bought a 2012 Heritage Glen WBF316RETS a few months ago and recently had a front to back inspection done at a local dealer. One of our complaints is that the windows were stuck closed and we were concerned about using force to open them. The dealership did not fix them so we are now looking for suggestions on how to free up the windows. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 12-28-2018, 09:09 AM   #2
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Have you checked to make sure someone hasn't spray foamed the window frames? The full expansion stuff wreaks havoc on doors and windows.
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Old 12-28-2018, 09:11 AM   #3
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What kind of windows?
Frameless that crank open?
Framed windows that slide up/down? (some sideways)
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Had this happen to the sliding window on my 2016 Sunseeker. I cleaned out the track, and sprayed the track with silicon, trying to also get some under the sliding part. Watch you don't spray the walls and counters. Used a steady pressure (not on the glass), no force, and it finally opened. You may need to have someone hold the lock open. I now lube the track about every 3 months. Hope this gives you some ideas, just remember, you're working with glass and a fairly delicate frame and latch.
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Old 12-28-2018, 09:46 AM   #5
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Had a similar issue with my Roo dinette window. Had to use silicone to lubricate the locks and inside rails. Found the seal was extremely tight as well upon closing. I didn't mess with that as I wanted to be sure the window sealed when closed.
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Yes, Vaseline or silicon lubricant will prevent this in the future.

I would try a string soaked in Vaseline and work it from a corner slowly until the entire window is free.
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Old 12-28-2018, 09:53 AM   #7
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Thanks all. They crank out and that mechanism appears free. It's like the window is stuck to the rubber seal. I'm afraid to push harder for fear the rubber seal will tear. Might have to though.
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Yes, Vaseline or silicon lubricant will prevent this in the future.

I would try a string soaked in Vaseline and work it from a corner slowly until the entire window is free.
That sounds like a good idea. Like dental floss for windows....
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Thanks all. They crank out and that mechanism appears free. It's like the window is stuck to the rubber seal. I'm afraid to push harder for fear the rubber seal will tear. Might have to though.
Do not try to crank it open. All that pressure in one spot will crack the glass for sure.
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That sounds like a good idea. Like dental floss for windows....
I saw that technique used to cut a broken car window loose.
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