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Old 09-20-2012, 07:16 PM   #1
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whats with the window lever knob inserts??

While opening all the windows in a 2011 27FB today, the plastic knobs that go on the inside of the operating levers were coming off in my hand. I see they have a #6-32 threaded insert. But there was nothing threaded into the inserts. And there are 12 of them.

So I bought a bunch of 6-32 set screws and started trying to secure the plastic knobs to the inside of the window operating levers. It doesn't work. When I tighten the set screw, it just pushes the insert right out of the plastic.

Any helpful hints here on how to secure these knobs to the operating levers?
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:21 PM   #2
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If you really, really, really want to put screws in those threaded holes, you will need to drill into the support arms so the set screws will go into the notch you drilled. It doesn't need to be deep, just enough to keep the knob from falling off. and "snug" is too tight. As soon as you feel any resistance, stop. That's enough.
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:28 PM   #3
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so, are you saying that the threaded inserts in the knobs are useless...
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so, are you saying that the threaded inserts in the knobs are useless...
I didn't say that, but since you did, I'd have to agree with you.
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:53 PM   #5
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What? Huh?

How about a hot-glue gun! I couldn't blast the knobs off after a little dab of that!
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:37 PM   #6
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If these are the same window mechanism that we have in our Argosy where you push the window out and there are slots in the side that the arms rest in. You might consider contacting one of the salvage yards. Because the knobs on our window operators are made of metal, not some cheap plastic thing. They have 1 set screw to tighten the knob on the operator bar. Never had one come lose.
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Well, now I'm confused about these screws.

Typical.
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