How to Open a Pella Window for Cleaning ?
Step 1: Releasing the Pella window latch with care
open the hinged glass panel, draw the blinds or shades together in their most compact position. Open the hinged glass panel by locating the latch releases, located on one side of the unit positioned at each end of that side. Slide each latch along the channel until you feel it release. There may be more than two latch points, depending on the product size. Gently pull on the perimeter frame and open the panel.
Step 2: Close the latch
Then press firmly at each of the latch locations until you hear a click within the Pella window. Make sure latches are moved to the top and bottom to avoid interference with blind shade operator. To
close the hinged glass panel, gently push the panel until it snaps shut at the latch location. If the latch is dirty use dawn window cleaner to release grime.
Step 3: Exercise caution when cleaning pella windows
Do not remove the white restrictor cord that limits the opening of the hinged glass panel. Doing so may cause serious damage, including glass breakage, to your Pella product and you will essentially add more things to your house cleaning schedule! The cord should only be detached by a qualified service technician while performing service-related procedures.
To help ensure smooth operation, do not position the latch release or operator directly over any of the interior latches.
When the hinged glass panel is open, there may be a Low-E coating on the inside of the glass so its best to use professional glass cleaner. This coating will feel slightly different so definitely use the best stuff to clean windows. Occasionally a mark may appear on this Low-E surface due to metal coming into contact with the surface.