Jalousie windows are the ones you usually see on porches. They have the narrow lites of plate glass with out the frame. Jalousie windows are terribly inefficient and if they are in your house you need a storm window to go over the top.
Not much can really go wrong with a jalousie window, an operator can strip, a clip can shear a rivet or the window can be so stiff from lack of lubrication that you cant open the window.
The first thing to do with a jalousie window is to check to make sure the glass is not able to fall out. Check the rivets holding the glass clips, to make sure they are not sheared and allow the glass to fall if you open the window. Next disconnect the operator from the main stay bar (the main linkage bar running the length of the window, on each side). Using a silicone lubricant, not a grease or oil spray all of the moving parts, all of the clips, all of the rivets, the primary gear of the operator, and the stem coming out of the operator. Next take both hands to grab two lites of glass (not one lite of glass, because you are then spreading the stress over four rivets instead of just two) and open the window manually until it works freely and easily. When you are done, the slats of glass should just snap back by themselves.
After lubrication, check the operator and reconnect it. At this point you are finished. Adjustment on a jalousie window is practically non existent and not for the faint hearted.
If you want more thermo efficiency, then you can get a storm window, which I highly recommend. You can put some foam or leaf weather-stripping on the meeting edges of the glass, but I find this to generally be a waste of time and effort
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