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Why Did My Power Windows Stop Working All of a Sudden?

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Why Did My Power Windows Stop Working All of a Sudden?

Imagine driving down the road on a beautiful summer day with no set destination. Feeling good, you reach down to lower the window for a fresh breeze. Surprisingly, nothing happens when you press the button. The windows are stuck.

Power window problems are uncommon, but they can happen. Worn-out window regulators, broken power window motors, and button malfunctions can all cause failed windows. But how can you tell if the window motor or regulator is bad? Here are a few reasons why your power windows stopped working.

Faulty Power Window Regulators

One of the most common reasons power windows malfunction is because of faulty window regulators. The cable attached to the window regulator can break or come off its pulley. The power window system may still sound like it works, but the windows will stall if the cable cannot wind up correctly.

Snow and Ice

Winter driving is already a nerve-wracking experience, but winter weather can also obstruct your windows. Snow and ice can freeze the glass in the frame, causing the regulator to work harder when it tries to move the glass up and down. Too much stress can wear out the regulator until it suddenly stops working.

Overheated Motors

Each door panel has a power motor attached to its window glass. Sometimes, these electric motors overheat and cause the windows to stick. Letting them cool off can get them working again. If not, you may need a technician to remove the panel and inspect the motor and wiring.

Malfunctioning Power Window Switch

Electrical problems from the window switch –– the button you press to raise or lower the window –– can also cause window problems. Every time you press it, the switch signals the motor and window track to open or close the windows. Damaged, loose, or faulty wires can interrupt signaling and cause the windows to stall.

Faulty Windows Got You Down? Frank’s Auto Glass Can Help!

If you’re facing a bad motor, regulator, or window button, visit Frank’s Auto Glass. We can fix it with our expert power window repairs. Call 773-488-7700 or visit us at 6341 South Wentworth Avenue for service. We’ll get your windows working again before you know it.

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I recently brought my car in to have the broken passenger window replaced. The guys at Frank’s were very professional and the prices were good compared to other places. I’d recommend to anyone. Thanks guys!

Sandra G. - Google Reviews

Couldn't ask for a better establishment! I been driving around with a cracked windshield for longer than I should have. Finally had am off day and dropped them off my car. I was running late to pick up the car and they were very accommodating. Some places would make you wait until next day. Reasonable straightforward prices. They have gained a customer for life.

Eric B. - Google Reviews

Once again, frank’s auto glass came through. The price was exceptional the service was great, I would highly recommend anybody who needs class work, Should come here. I’ve done business with Frank and his family for many years, and I always leave satisfied. They don’t make them like this anymore. So five stars in Bravo.

Matthew W. - Google Reviews

Frank’s was great. They didn’t have my windshield in stock and had to order one, but they were ready for me the next day. The work was completed very quickly, and the staff were all friendly. The price was fair. Would go back again if necessary!

Aislinn - Google Reviews

I am extremely happy with the service I received from Frank's Auto Glass Repair. The replacement took a few hours because of the business' excellent service that it is first come first served. I have nothing but good things to say about this business. I pray I do not need another one anytime soon but I will definitely refer family and friends for premier services!

April W. - Google Reviews

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