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Old 08-11-2014, 10:23 PM   #1
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Cleaning Window Glass

I can not figure out how to remove the screens from a single pane Hehr window. This is the slider window used in current models of the Escape.

I want to remove the screen so I can clean the glass portions of the window. Or is there another way to clean the outside pane of glass in front of the screen?
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Old 08-12-2014, 06:37 AM   #2
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If I slide mine forward a couple inches I can lift them out, takes a good bit of force to lift clear of the lower channel.
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Old 08-12-2014, 02:29 PM   #3
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Thanks Bob,

I am not able to move the glass window anywhere near enough in an upward motion to clear the channel below. There is a bit of play but no matter where it is located in the channel am I able to lift it up to clear.
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Sorry Paul, probably sticking my nose in where it doesn't belong. Isn't Padlin giving instructions about removing the screen and your latest post is talking about being unable to remove the glass window?
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I have tried removal of both screen and window using Bob's description. The screen has almost zero play. Getting either one out will do the trick. On these new Hehr windows, at least new to me, the screen prevents you from cleaning the inside of one window. Oh, you can clean a portion of it, but a portion of the glass remains blocked by the screen.
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It is the screen that comes out, at least on mine.


There are 2 plastic spring thingies at the top, the screen does not move up much, pry it towards with your fingers while pushing up.

On mine the rounded end seem to give 1st.
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Prying from the bottom? I assume the spring thingies are on top and could break off in the prying?
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Fudge, the spring fingers are...well, springy. Designed to flex on Hehr window screens, should be simple to do once you get the first one out and have the knack practiced.

BTW, I used to live in Janesville! Bailed out of Wisconsin winters in 1973.
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I'm sure glad someone asked this questions. I was just looking at trying to do this myself.
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Prying from the bottom? I assume the spring thingies are on top and could break off in the prying?
Right, the springs would break if you pried out the top. Instead, the springs compress as you pry the screen up into the upper channel, just enough so that the bottom can pull free of the bottom channel... if these windows are like the usual Hehrs.
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