TOM: That’s probably because they’re out-of-square. Don't throw away those under-performing blinds. Wash the sliding tracks with a soapy dishwater solution from a bucket. There is a retractable screen attached to the top glass pane. I have a Larson storm door with a fixed glass pane at the bottom and sliding glass pane at the top. 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. seems like the cable became loose. Posted by Anonymous on ... seal so the glass can slide into the channel. Double hung window top won't stay closed. 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. I got some Teflon dry lub and lubed up the track and the cable to get it fixed up. The windows won't slide enough for the lock to engage (maybe 1/4 of an inch too short). The window is 2 hours away at my mothers who has no internet. If I leave the channel balances out it will close all the way and lock. Power rear sliding glass won't close - ford truck. So, you really need to push them – push the bottom window down and the top window up enough where you can lock them together. It'd open fine half way, then slow down - but to close, it'd practically just about be frozen. I got a house a year or so ago and discovered only half of the windows slide enough so that they close & lock. It has double hung windows. The top window pane is either all the way open or all the way closed. ... and now the window won't close or open. 1. The only way to close the sliding window manually is by removing the motor COVER only and turn the magnet to activate the cables. 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). Use a rag to wipe and clean the tracks and remove all dirt and grime that may impede the sliding motion. This makes a major breeze in the winter. Unfortunately, some blinds become loose and don't close well, leaving you with too much light and exposure. A window that won’t close all the way can lead to energy loss and leave your home vulnerable to a break-in. 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. Fix a Casement (Crank) Window That Won’t Close All The Way. My rear window was sticking / freezing up to where it'd barely even close. Window blinds allow you to control the lighting and the privacy level of your room with just a twist of your fingers. 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. Reinstall the motor cover in order to hold the cable in position. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. The glass is chipped, cracked, or missing . 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. The rear windows opened on their own and won't close. Does not appear to be anything at bottom of window sill or bottom of window itself preventing closure. The windows are two panels (vinyl) that slide left and right. 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. 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