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rballard 08-19-2008 04:10 PM

Kitchen drawer that sticks
 
I have a kitchen cabinet (Mills Pride Classic from Home Depot) that has a drawer that sticks. I've pulled out the cabinet and there doesn't appear to be anything wrong with the track, nor can I see anything wrong with the half of the track connected to the drawer. It slides in a couple times, then will get stuck in. If I pull out and to the left, the drawer comes out, but I can't pull it straight out.

Any ideas on what I can do to fix it? My 9 year old keeps ripping the face of the drawer off the box everytime it gets stuck.

Termite 08-19-2008 09:36 PM

This is one of those problems that is pretty tough to diagnose without actually standing there looking at it.

4just1don 08-19-2008 11:38 PM

I agree,it is hard to diagnose,,,is it straight enough to come in and out?? My first thought,,,grab a bar of soap,,that IS antique in itself,,,but rub onto all surfaces of contact,,might be surprised how easy it works then!!

fw2007 08-20-2008 07:23 AM

Sounds like the track is slightly warped. You probably can't see it, but maybe if you could loosen the screws holding the track, then slide the drawer in and out a few times, and finally re-tighten the screws it might help.

The next thing to try is a good silicone spray on the track. LPS is the best.

FW

rballard 08-20-2008 08:14 AM

Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I know it's hard to diagnose without seeing, but you've given me some great ideas to try.


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