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Drawer track-slide system is broken.
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In order to maintain the optimum operability of
your drawers, make sure you take care of the slides/glides of your
cabinetry in general, as when they bend out of shape or break, the
cabinet will not open at all or at least not correctly. You may ultimately need to replace the
glides/slides of your cabinetry if a repair will not do the job.
If the track-slide system of your drawer seems
broken, do the
Pull out the
drawer and uplift it so as to remove it off its tracks.
Flip the drawer
over so as to gain a better view of the slides/glides.
Also, check the corresponding slides/glides inside the cabinet.
(Make sure that they are all correctly aligned, and if not, use
a pair of pliers to re-align the slides/glides to make the
drawer slide out properly. This may be the only thing you
need to do to make your drawer work, absent of course any
If you see any
slide/glide that is broken, it is best to replace the slides of
the drawer and the corresponding interior cabinet. Unscrew
the slides/glides and use them to look for comparable
replacement slides/glides at your local hardware store, home
improvement outlet or any online hardware store (where sales
taxes may not be applicable to you based upon the location of
the online store, which is a plus for the wise consumer in
Once you get the
replacement slides/glides, screw them onto the drawer and in the
interior of the cabinet where the original slides/glides used to
Put the drawer back into the cabinetry by
sliding it back onto the tracking system for continued normal
use. It should work fine.
Handyman Zone Team
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