To replace a broken window sash weight cord:

  • Cut through the old paint on the window trim with a utility knife.
  • Carefully remove the window facing using a flat pry bar.
  • Cut away a section of wallboard to access the cord and weight.
  • Clean out the sash weight compartment and remove any obstructions blocking it in the wall cavity.
  • Check and oil the sash weight pulley to be sure it turns freely.
  • Replace the sash cord.
  • Reinstall the window facing on the window.

Watch the video above to find out more.

Read also: Window Sash Replacement Guide

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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