Mechanism on upvc window is stuck

How can I fix the mechanism on my window? Handle turns but window is still stuck closed

Asked by Laura on 14th Jul 2021
Expert Trade Answers
"Hi Laura, sounds like the lock is broken where the handle goes into it. The opener will possibly have to be de-glazed so the lock can be replaced."
Answered on 14th Jul 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
"My advice would be to replace the windows as problems will only get worde"
Answered on 17th Jul 2021 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
"From experience the lock can be changed relatively easy providing the locking mech is stil readily available to buy if not you can modify locks in verious ways to suit said opening sash .
Apologies but I must go against a fellow trademans advise an say never use WD40 on any mechanical moving part as from experience it tends to shorten the life span of the particular moving part. Other silicone based lubricants are better designed to work. Saying that your lock has sheered off somewhere hence why handle just turns and does not release it from its locked position. So no matter what you spray on it it will not open without a forced entry."
Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
"Pry off or cross the frame where the off level occurred."
Answered on 23rd Nov 2022 - Member since Apr 2022 - report
"Laura, first port of call is wd40 if that doesn’t work then find somebody to change the shoot bolt/Espag should be around 40 pounds"
Answered on 15th Jul 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
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