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Double-Hung Sash Replacement

Our Champion expert walks you through the steps of replacing both sashes in your double-hung window.

How to Replace your Window Sash

Window Reference Points

The steps below will guide you through removing your current double-hung window sash and installing your new window sash. Use the diagrams above to help locate each part required to complete your window sash replacement.

Latches (A) are located on the top corners of the bottom sash. Pivot bars (B) are located on the window sash, and balancers (C) are located in the window frame.
Latches (A) are located on the top corners of the bottom sash.
A
Tilt Latch  
Pivot bars (B) are located on the window sash
B
Pivot Bars (located on the window sash)
Balancers (C) are located in the window frame
C
Balancer (located in the window frame)
How to Remove and Replace the Sash on Your Double-Hung Windows - Step 1: Unlock Window
1

Unlock Window

From inside, unlock your window and raise the bottom sash about 3 inches. Simultaneously slide both tilt latches (A) toward the center of the window.

How to Remove and Replace the Sash on Your Double-Hung Windows - Step 2: Pull Up the Sash
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Pull Up the Sash

While holding the latches in, gently pull the top of the sash toward you, swinging it down until it is at a 90-degree angle.

How to Remove and Replace the Sash on Your Double-Hung Windows - Step 3: Raise Out of the Balancer
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Raise Out of the Balancer

Grasp the sash on both sides near the window frame and raise one side out of the balancer (C), then lift the other side to remove the sash. You are now ready to place the new sash into the window frame.

How to Remove and Replace the Sash on Your Double-Hung Windows - Step 4: Locate the Pivot Bars
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Locate the Pivot Bars

Locate the pivot bars (B) on both sides of the bottom of the sash. Place one pivot bar into the balance (C), and then the other, pressing down firmly to ensure they are securely in place.

How to Remove and Replace the Sash on Your Double-Hung Windows - Step 5: Raise Top of Sash
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Raise Top of Sash

Raise the top of the sash back towards the window frame, and push it into place until you hear the tilt-latches click.

How to Remove and Replace the Sash on Your Double-Hung Windows - Step 6: Slide Sash Down
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Slide Sash Down

Slide the sash down to close the window and secure the locks.

How to Replace your Double-Hung Window Sash