The glass is chipped, cracked, or missing . 1. This makes a major breeze in the winter. DIANE: The windows won’t slide down far enough to latch. My problem is, the top glass pane will no longer stay up only half way. My rear window was sticking / freezing up to where it'd barely even close. Reinstall the motor cover in order to hold the cable in position. This may be the most obvious sign that you need window repair, and it should be addressed at the first signs of damage to prevent injury, energy loss, or infiltration from pests or the elements. Don't throw away those under-performing blinds. So, you really need to push them – push the bottom window down and the top window up enough where you can lock them together. seems like the cable became loose. Posted by Anonymous on ... seal so the glass can slide into the channel. I got a house a year or so ago and discovered only half of the windows slide enough so that they close & lock. Power sliding door won't close properly on 2005 Freestar U will need to buy a can of spray white grease and clean and then lubricate all the tracks the door channels on as well as all the latches for the door, this will cure the issue in most cases, did allot of these while working at a Ford dealer. It is about 1/2" shy of able to latch, but no matter how much force applied to push down, or applying inward/outward pressure on the window, will it shut completely. Fix a Casement (Crank) Window That Won’t Close All The Way. The only way to close the sliding window manually is by removing the motor COVER only and turn the magnet to activate the cables. Power rear sliding glass won't close - ford truck. TOM: That’s probably because they’re out-of-square. The windows are two panels (vinyl) that slide left and right. I have a Larson storm door with a fixed glass pane at the bottom and sliding glass pane at the top. Use a rag to wipe and clean the tracks and remove all dirt and grime that may impede the sliding motion. The windows won't slide enough for the lock to engage (maybe 1/4 of an inch too short). Single hung non-tilt window wont close all the way-it just needs another 1/4 inch to be able to lock.I have taken the sash out and cleaned, and siliconed the balances and still nothing. On some of the windows the top part of the window is sliding down so it is not flush with the top of the frame creating a draft. The rear windows opened on their own and won't close. It has double hung windows. Window blinds allow you to control the lighting and the privacy level of your room with just a twist of your fingers. A window that won’t close all the way can lead to energy loss and leave your home vulnerable to a break-in. If u have any trouble, don't insert the rope all the way around, this way more of the glass will fit in the rubber channel (seal). Unfortunately, some blinds become loose and don't close well, leaving you with too much light and exposure. It'd open fine half way, then slow down - but to close, it'd practically just about be frozen. Wash the sliding tracks with a soapy dishwater solution from a bucket. Does not appear to be anything at bottom of window sill or bottom of window itself preventing closure. I got some Teflon dry lub and lubed up the track and the cable to get it fixed up. If I leave the channel balances out it will close all the way and lock. There is a retractable screen attached to the top glass pane. The window is 2 hours away at my mothers who has no internet. ... and now the window won't close or open. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. My daughter opened her double-hinged Andersen window in her room and now it will not close completely to be latched. Double hung window top won't stay closed. The top window pane is either all the way open or all the way closed. 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