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post #1 of 29 Old 12-08-2016, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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Drivers Wiper Blade Anco 31 26"

I bought an Anco 31 series 26 inch wiper blade for my drivers side. It doesn't clean for the entire length of the blade. The last 3-4 inches at the end of the blade away from the motor are where the issue is. The blade fits in a holder on the other end of it and the fit is really tight. Does this have something to do with it not cleaning well?

How do I solve this?

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Watch out pal. You didn't mention anything in here about this issue having to do with a car. You're probably gonna get scolded.


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Could be faulty. See if you can return it for a different one.

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The blade fits in a holder on the other end of it and the fit is really tight. Does this have something to do with it not cleaning well?
If the "holder" you're talking about is the u-shaped plastic piece on the bottom of the driver's side wiper arm then the answer is yes. If the wiper blade doesn't fit properly into it it won't clean well at all. If so you can either find a brand of blade that fits in the "holder" better than yours or go back to the stock blades and just put new rubber inserts in them. Generally, removing the offending bracket or holder doesn't really work very well. Good luck.

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Is it the rubber blade that's tight, where it's connected to arm fingers? Or...is it the U shaped metal at end of arm, that clips into the middle of the blade assembly?

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I've had really bad luck with all the "beam" style wiper blades on the driver side. It seems that my windshield has a "flat" spot in the middle, and the beam style cannot go flat enough to stay in contact. I have gone back to the basic weatherbeater blades and they work much better!

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ypsibird, yes it is the u shaped bracket on the bottom of the wiper arm that fits very tightly with the new wiper blade. Has anyone had success in trying to modify the new blade so it fits into the holder?

Drew03Acc. It is neither of these. It is the u shaped bracket on the bottom of the wiper arm that fits very tightly with the new wiper blade.

Soler25. I think it may be the tight fit in the u shaped bracket that is preventing mine for making good contact at the other end.

Has anyone been able to get something like this working? If so how?
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Are you using all the hardware that came with the new blades, or reusing something from old?

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Watch out pal. You didn't mention anything in here about this issue having to do with a car. You're probably gonna get scolded.
Yeah, funny, but look how well it was written, and how he answered all questions with a thorough description. He also asked for help, and took the time to say thank you.

If his entire post only stated, "My purchase doesn't work!" no doubt you would have sprung into action, using your Spidey-Sense to detect that it was an issue about a 7th Gen Accord windshield not getting cleaned properly. And I....I would have stood on the sidelines like a cow at a phone bank wishing I had opposable thumbs. But if you were not online, qman, what then must we do?

My point is not saying that people have to state that the issue is about a car- but that it actually contains useful info. Seriously, five years from now another 1,000 people could come across this thread- immediately identify as having the same issue, and leave with a conclusion. All because the OP took a few extra seconds to write properly.
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OP, do you have the original windshield on, or a replacement windshield?

99% sure it is the blade holder issue.....some brands don't work well with our design of windshield, even if you use new blade hardware.
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The last 3-4 inches at the end of the blade away from the motor are where the issue is. The blade fits in a holder on the other end of it and the fit is really tight. Does this have something to do with it not cleaning well?
That "holder" you refer to is not a holder. It's a stabilizer bracket and it's not supposed to be tight around the wiper frame; the wiper should move freely in and out of the bracket. Remove the bracket and you should be good.

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Remove the bracket and you should be good.
When I previously said that removing the offending bracket or holder really doesn't work very well I said it due to personal experience. That bracket is there for a reason. Removing it might make your driver side wiper work a little bit better but it still won't work right. The rubber insert for your original wiper will work much better and is probably cheaper than the blade you bought.

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For those of us that need winter wiper blades, the bracket must be removed.

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Rick Blaine: It is a replacement windshield. When you say it is about the blade holder are you referring to the U shaped holder on the bottom of the wiper arm or the old refillable frames where you can just change the inserts?

mtts60: I considered doing that but I am concerned that it would significantly reduce the strength of the wiper blade during heavy rains. I live where we get frequent heavy rains in very heavy traffic and I can't risk not having the wipers effective during them.

ypsibird: I no longer have my original blades.
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Rick Blaine: It is a replacement windshield. When you say it is about the blade holder are you referring to the U shaped holder on the bottom of the wiper arm or the old refillable frames where you can just change the inserts?

mtts60: I considered doing that but I am concerned that it would significantly reduce the strength of the wiper blade during heavy rains. I live where we get frequent heavy rains in very heavy traffic and I can't risk not having the wipers effective during them.

ypsibird: I no longer have my original blades.
I was referring to the U-Shaped holder....I threw out my original wiper blades (I wish I kept them) and use various brands on sale or free with rebate. Some work well, some not so well. I too have a replacement windshield and I noticed a difference on cleaning ability using the same exact wiper blades when I went from the original glass to the replacement glass.

Either way, that U-shaped holder had to go- for me, at least.

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