MI Windows Glazing Bead Removal

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MI Windows Glazing Bead Removal

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I have an MI Windows model 9555 that has a broken seal, so was going to replace the IGU. It is the bottom window of a double hung window. I was able to remove the side and top glazing beads but the bottom bead is different and kind of has a ledge on the top and I cannot seem to be able to remove it. I was able to break the seal between the current IGU and the sash and eventually removed the IGU, but still cannot figure out how to remove the bottom glazing bead. Anyone familiar with this brand know if this can even be removed and if so, how to do it? I figure there is probably a trick to it but can't find a seam to get a putty knife in to remove it. Thanks!
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Re: MI Windows Glazing Bead Removal

#2 Post by Windows on Washington »

Let's get some further back pictures. Do you have a 5 in 1 tool?

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Re: MI Windows Glazing Bead Removal

#3 Post by dmbisu »

Here are two more pictures from further away with the IGU removed. I can get a 5 in 1 if that would help me remove the bottom glazing bead!
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Should be able to walk out that bottom glazing bead if you get it started in the corner pretty easily.

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#5 Post by dmbisu »

Got it! Just kept working it back and forth and could finally get a putty knife in there. Thanks for your encouragement!!

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