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Post by Michael Belshaw Sat Jun 17, 2023 3:36 pm

My skylight won’t open on my Broadway EK TB I can see the string or pulley when trying to open or close . Do they come off ? Are they easy to repair 

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Post by FreelanderUK Sat Jun 17, 2023 3:38 pm

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Post by Molly3 Mon Jun 19, 2023 1:22 am

Check the skylight is not stuck to the rubber seal ,
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Post by FreelanderUK Mon Jun 19, 2023 5:41 am

As mentioned above about sticking seal, I always run my finger around the seal to loosen it from the frame before trying to open

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Post by Dave Gee Mon Jun 19, 2023 9:36 am

I've just had the same problem and, as Molly and Freelander say, it was the seal which had stuck to the rooflight.
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Post by Cymro Mon Jun 19, 2023 12:09 pm

Thanks yet again to advice on the Forum the all-knowing PaulMold, I bought a rubber lubricant designed to stop seals sticking in hot weather. I apply it annually. It works. No problem with skylights, for example, in recent heat (although I always assist the roof lights with one hand whilst winding or otherwise opening them.)

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Post by orac Mon Jun 19, 2023 12:18 pm

I used the same product which did not work. C'est La Vie
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Post by Bilbobaggins Mon Jun 19, 2023 12:19 pm

Same here, I have g9ne back to silicone spray

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Post by FreelanderUK Mon Jun 19, 2023 2:34 pm

Same here , use it on sponge door seals ok but the seal around the skylight still stuck , finger a lot cheaper hugegrins

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Post by Molly3 Mon Jun 19, 2023 8:08 pm

If it is the remis wind up sky light it is proberbly the wind up mechanism that has broken , if so a new mechanism is available from auto sleeper parts . I tried various lubricants on the seal , only worked for a short time , the problem is the degradation of the rubber seal ,
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