How to Replace Andersen Window Parts

No matter what type of window is in your home, eventually a part on it will go bad and needs replacing.

It may seem easy to replace these parts, but to get the exact replacement for an Andersen window, order it directly from Andersen or visit any number of online retailers after you've identified the correct part. Andersen makes parts specific to their product and generic parts will not work. Follow these few simple instructions to replace your Andersen window parts and have it working like new in no time.

Locate the part on the window that needs replacing. Inspect it to see what the problem is and if the entire part needs replacing or just a portion of it.

Identify the type and model of window you have. If the window slides up and down, it is double-hung and if it moves side to side, it is a slider. Windows that crank out are casement windows and windows that crank up are awning windows.

Find the Andersen parts catalog on the Andersen website and locate the parts for your particular window. Find your window type, scroll down and look for the part which needs replacing. Once found, write the number down on a piece of paper.

Call Anderson after finding the part or go to any online retailer that sells Andersen window parts to order the necessary piece.

Remove the old part and install it by following the manufacturer's instructions included with the part.

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Alexander Callos began writing in 2005 for "The Lantern" at The Ohio State University and has written for various websites, including Bleacher Report, Top Ten Real Estate Deals and Columbus Sports. He has published articles for CBS Sports, SI.com and other websites. He graduated in 2007 from The Ohio State University with a bachelor's degree in public affairs journalism.