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How To Get Electric Window Up When Stuck Down

One of the more frustrating things about winter is when your windows freeze shut. In the middle of a blizzard, you’re stuck inside with no way to escape the cold. Luckily, there are a few quick and easy ways to get your electric window up when stuck down. Read on to learn how you can get unstuck in no time!

What You’ll Need

You will need:
window crank
a drill with a 1/2″ bit
a piece of wood about 2 feet long
an electrician’s tape measure
electrician’s wire brush
electrician’s saw

How to Fix Electric Window Stuck Down

If your electric window is stuck down, there are a few things you can do to try and fix the problem.

The first step is to unplug the window, then try to use a screwdriver to pry up on the window frame. If that doesn’t work, you may have to reach up inside of the window and pull on the cords to get it moving. Once it’s moving, press down on the lower part of the window until it latches into place.

Tips for Preventing Electric Window Stuck Down

Electric window stuck down can be a frustrating experience, especially if the window is important for security. Here are some tips to prevent electric windows from getting stuck down:

1. Make sure all cords and wires are properly tucked away. This includes power cords, extension cords, and any other cables that could get in the way.

2. Clear any obstructions from the window opening, such as leaves or debris.

3. If the window is not being used often, turn off the power to the outlet where the window is plugged in. This will help reduce wear and tear on the electric motor and gears inside of the window.

4. Use a tool to pry up on one corner of the electric window while moving the opposite corner inwards towards the frame of the door or window frame (see picture). Be careful not to scratch or damage your door or frame! Once both corners are close to each other, use two fingers to pull down on both edges of glass until it comes out from between door jambs or frames (see pictures).