Model # FA 2740

Internet #202625178

Prime-Line 28 in. Sash Window Channel Balance


28 in. Sash Window Channel Balance

$1590 /each

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Product Overview

This window balance has an aluminum channel housing. It features a heat treated, high tension steel spring and is 5/8 in. wide. It is designed for use on 19 to 26 lb. sash windows.

  • 5/8 in. wide hung window balance
  • Block and tackle leverage
  • Heat treated high tension steel spring
  • Aluminum channel housing
  • Note: top and bottom guide shoes are not included with this item and must be ordered separately refer to installation instructions link below for proper selection of parts
  • Easy to install

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Customer Questions & Answers

Will Home Depot Install the two end pieces, string and spring on the 28" 2730 window channel?

Asked by: stormwater
No, the part is complete with spring and string, but you'll need to order the guides separately and install them yourself, which is a fairly easy process.
Answered by: Gump
Date published: 2017-01-25

Do these balances come with full instructions for replacement, and do they come with the top caps?

The balances on one of our windows are completely gone... We have none of the parts, don't know what they're supposed to look like, nor how to replace them, however, we have other windows that they keep sticking in as well, so I do know that this would be the part we need, as long as they're always the same size/dimensions. How do I know what size/dimensions to order? and how do I know how to replace them?
Asked by: SwiftBlonde
There are no top caps with the channel balance; that kit is separate. Home Depot (in the section that sells windows) should have someone there who can give you all the information you need. It would be a good idea to bring the old part.
Answered by: Gump
Date published: 2017-01-25

28 A marked on my window will this fit

on my channel balance it is marked with 28 A will this work for my window
Asked by: john
Unknown; recommend you take the old part to Home Depot so they can confirm the stamped part number and the correct replacement part and guide kit.
Answered by: Gump
Date published: 2017-01-25

Is this a kind of generic solution? Because the bottom guide of my Window seems to have a different design

Asked by: Sammy
Hello Sammy, and thank you for your inquiry regarding this item from Prime-Line Products. These channel balances are not a 'generic solution', but rather they are missing the top and bottom guides that must be matched to your specific application. There's actually a few specifications that must be matched correctly to ensure the right balances are ordered and installed for optimal performance of your window. To order a set of channel balances, it will be necessary for you to provide the following information: 1) The weight of the sash, 2) The length of the metal channels (not including the plastic end pieces), and 3) The model numbers to the top and bottom guides that best match your existing end pieces, in regards to their dimensions. To determine the correct guides for your balances, refer to the “Installation Guide” link on this page (in the Product Overview section below), or request one from Prime-Line Products. These instructions are also in Prime-Line’s website. To determine the weight of the sash, the easiest way would be to weigh the sash on a bathroom scale (after having removed the sash from the window). If the weight of the sash is unclear, you can also try weighing yourself holding the sash on the scale, then weigh yourself again without the sash and subtract the difference. For further assistance, if you can remove one of the balances and take it in to your local Home Depot, an associate in the Door & Window Department will be able to assist you in finding the best match. While you're there, you can also have them call into Prime-Line’s customer service desk and they’ll be happy to assist you both in identifying the correct balances and end pieces to purchase. For faster service, be sure to take advantage of the CHAT option located in the lower right-hand corner of your screen, where you can quickly be connected to a representative for assistance. Otherwise, you can contact the manufacturer directly with your questions regarding this item, or any other product manufactured by Prime-Line Products by calling their toll free number at (877) 649-9740, or by contacting them by email at
Answered by: primelineProductExpert
Date published: 2017-06-02
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Customer Reviews

28 in. Sash Window Channel Balance is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The sash itself was fine, but you have to attach... The sash itself was fine, but you have to attach the end pieces (not included BTW) and attaching those was a pain in the backside. It seems to me the sash should come when the entire unit assembled and ready to go. It will add a couple SKU's to the manufacturer but the assembly is a bear.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy installation with the guides that are sold separately, and fits perfectly - not as complicat... Easy installation with the guides that are sold separately, and fits perfectly - not as complicated as it might seem.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Complementary parts Channel balance is fine,but there are some other parts you can't do anything without them should be added in balance pack.It gives trouble not to be able to find other parts,you don't know how do they called etc... Add price on it, add parts in it!!
Date published: 2012-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Window balance replacement parts The only problem was assembly of the balance was necessary. I think I understand why the end pieces were not already attached to the main balance(it is designed to fit 2 types of windows). However, having to install the end pieced with a rivet was a bit annoying causing me to go online for full assembly instructions.
Date published: 2016-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Window spring Delivered on schedule. Received the right part. It worked.
Date published: 2016-04-25
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