Routine Care & Maintenance – Ultimate French Casement & Ultimate French Push Out Casement

Posted: February 16, 2016

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Routine Care and Maintenance Series
Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products

Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale!

Ultimate French Casement & Ultimate French Push Out Casement:

Marvin Ultimate French Casement

Marvin Ultimate French Casement

Ultimate French Casement Operation and Maintenance

The Ultimate French Casement features two sash with a roto mechanism attached to each sash. The sash lock, located on the sill, operates a locking mechanism that will lock primary sash to the frame on two sides while activating a slide locking mechanism that locks the secondary sash to the primary sash. To operate the Ultimate French Casement, first unlock it by turning the lock handle. Crank the primary sash handle to open the primary sash first, followed by the operation of the secondary sash handle. To keep your Ultimate French Casement operating smoothly, clean the window track occasionally with a dry brush. To help prevent the sash from sticking, apply a small amount of dry lubricant to the track (available at your local hardware store) if necessary. Do not use oily lubricants.

Ultimate Push Out French Casement Operation and Maintenance

The Ultimate Push Out French Casement incorporates no roto mechanisms like the crank out unit. Instead, it features a robust adjustable friction limiter device to hold the sash in place when opened, and locks the sash open at multiple points. The multi-point lock on the primary sash locks into the head, sill, and into the stile of the secondary sash. The lock on the secondary sash activates bolts that go into the head jam and sill. To operate the Push Out French Casement, pivot the handles horizontally and simply push the sash open. To adjust the friction limiter, follow the Marvin Ultimate Push Out Supplemental instructions (part number 19970045) which can be found on Follow the same maintenance information provided in the Ultimate French Casement section.

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Marvin Owner's Manual

Marvin Owner’s Manual