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Old 03-14-2023, 08:00 PM   #1
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Window slider latch is off

When trying to close the slider window the vertical latch/lock bar pulled off. This has happened twice before and on other windows. I slipped is back on but now it seem like itís not staying on tight. I need a tip on how to reinstall and secure it.

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Old 03-14-2023, 08:14 PM   #2
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When trying to close the slider window the vertical latch/lock bar pulled off. This has happened twice before and on other windows. I slipped is back on but now it seem like itís not staying on tight. I need a tip on how to reinstall and secure it.

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This works....did it on mine and it has lasted 2 years so far. Trick is to get the right amount of sealant in the trim channel....not too much and not too little. Good luck !!!

Would clean all surfaces of the window and channel with acetone and use some Permatex clear rtv silicone the entire length of the channel. Use enough that it squeezes out on both sides, let cure and cut off excess.

PS...throw away the rubber seal...not needed.
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Old 03-26-2023, 11:13 AM   #3
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My metal bar on a Hehr window broke off last year. After much research calling window companies and rv service techs( I originally thought that they used a silicone glue), realized that it was a 3M super heavy duty tape , 1/2” I believe. It’s available by Googling 3M. Sorry I don’t remember the exact details.
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Old 03-28-2023, 12:07 PM   #4
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I had the same thing happened and I seem to have fixed it and its been going good for over 2 years

I used Permatex 82194 Ultra Grey Rigid High-Torque RTV Silicone Gasket Maker.
Pulled the rubber seal out, filled the channel to the max with the RTV and let it cure for a week (RV in Storage).

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This works....did it on mine and it has lasted 2 years so far. Trick is to get the right amount of sealant in the trim channel....not too much and not too little. Good luck !!!



Would clean all surfaces of the window and channel with acetone and use some Permatex clear rtv silicone the entire length of the channel. Use enough that it squeezes out on both sides, let cure and cut off excess.



PS...throw away the rubber seal...not needed.


Thanks Forest. Iíll look into this option.
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