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Old 06-12-07, 06:40 PM
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sticky drawer

we just built a ready to assemble bedroom set, but the drawers are all sticking. THe have a groove in the wood for the plastic glider that is on the cabinet. Tried lubricant and candle wax, no change. I saw the suggestion of nylon tape. Where can i get this? Or is sanding preferable? It is humid right now, should we wait for the weather to cool of to see if it is the cause?

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Old 06-13-07, 12:07 PM
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I have had luck with rubbing the parts with wax paper. Is it possible that the drawers aren't level? This would cause them to stick and would explain why lubrication isn't helping. Perhaps making the groove wider would also help. I'd be curious as to what the manufacturer says. They should have a solution. Please let us know what they recommend.
 
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Where is the drawer sticking?
 
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Sticky Drawer

Lubricate with talcum powder. Good luck.
 
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Old 06-14-07, 07:10 AM
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Floors are never level. Perhaps you need to shim in a few areas in order to level the drawers if the talcum powder doesn't work. Hafele makes a furniture wedge that snaps off in increments of millimeters. You'll never find the part. I'd be happy to send you a couple. Please send a private message with your mailing address. We stock white and brown.
 
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Old 06-14-07, 04:28 PM
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My drawer was hard to open on my new coffee table. I found that they had used too long a screw to put the slide on with ( the plastic part ) and also at an angle causing the screw to rub the rail. I removed their screws and put in shorter ones. That solved my problem. You might also remove the screws that hold the rail to the back of the cabinet and see if the drawer moves freely. If so you may need to realign the rail as it may be binding the drawer from misalignment. At the factory they are in such a hurry they sometimes misalign parts.
 
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