Friday, March 22, 2013

How to Repair Kitchen Drawer Slide

Fig.1 Bracket
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Cordless screwdriver with Phillip bit
L-bracket (2)
Phillip metal screws (2)

Mr. Jane called stating that after the shelf work was done the drawer slides had fallen off and he wanted it repaired.  These type of slides had a bracket that snaps the slide in place. Mr. Jane admitted that the slide had been falling off for a number of years. 

This post shows the two steps on how to correct this type of drawer slide.  

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the slide is slightly off the bracket.
Step 2: Identify why the slide are falling off. What the kitchen drawer needed was new slides, the slides had old brackets but Mr. Jane wasn't willing to replace the drawer slides. Upon inspection the slides seem to fall off the plastic brackets. The slides needed bracing. Fig.2 shows the tools used for this job.
Fig.2 Cordless driver
Step 2: Fig.3 the metal angle has been placed at the side of the metal drawer slide. Use of the cordless drill and Phillip bit to secure the angle bracket to the wood frame. This was the solution to keep the drawer slide within their brackets and keep the drawer in place without falling on the floor.
Fig.3 Metal angle

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