How To Repair Drawer Slides
Drawer slides can malfunction for a wide variety of reasons. From dirt and debris to actual damage to the roller or slide, finding the issue can sometimes be tricky. Most of the time, however, a good cleaning is all that is necessary to solve this problem. If you find broken parts when pulling the drawer out, you may need to replace the track assembly.
1. Prepare for the repair.
You will want to remove all items from the drawer. This will allow you to fully examine the functioning of the tracks that allow the drawer to slide. The most common cause of track damage for a drawer is having too much weight within the drawer.
2. Look for damage to the tracks.
If you find that the tracks have bent for some reason, attempt to bend them back into place. A screw may have loosened to create the conditions for damage, so make sure the tracks are on tightly. If you do fix the tracks, test the drawer to see if it slides. If it does, you're done. If not, move to the next step.
3. Clean the tracks.
An oven degreaser is the best cleaning agent for drawer slides and tracks. If you do not have this on hand, then any regular spray cleaner will also remove the grime.
4. Check the wheels or sliders.
The wheels or sliders on the drawers need a lubrication every now and then or they'll seize up. A little lithium grease strategically placed with a toothpick can help to solve this problem pretty effectively.
5. Insert the drawer.
You've looked at every issue that can be repaired at this point. Check the drawer to see if it will work. If not, then you will need to replace the entire track assembly. Measure the items and check your local hardware store for parts. If it does work, then place items in the drawer once again and congratulate yourself for a job well done. Repairing a drawer slide often takes just a few minutes. If cleaning the tracks, don't use paper towel. Use a microfiber cloth instead to prevent additional debris from clogging up the mechanism. Take the time to check your drawers today and you will find that maintaining them is a simple chore indeed.
Many times, there are issues between a landlord and a tenant that need to be resolved but are failed to do so, because both parties have gone too far with their actions, and have retaliated in the... More
Where there is a landlord, there will also be a tenant, and it is no surprise that these two parties can only work together once there is some sort of agreement, contract or a binding deal in place.... More
Many landlords find it difficult to write and draft a lease agreement. Since every State has its own general template, it can also be difficult to make sure your lease agreement meets all the criteria... More
If you’re a landlord and want to manage your business in a better way, you should endeavor to get in touch with those industry experts who have the experience and the skills to help you do it. This is... More
When you talk about the most common disputes arising between landlords and tenants, nonpayment of rent has to be there in the list. People rent their properties to earn money, and when a tenant... More
If you have ever rented a living space and have had to move many times, you’d already know how difficult it is to find decent, affordable and secure living premises. A person has to deal with the same... More
Landlords across the state have the prime responsibility to make sure they inspect and up keep their property once they have rented it to the tenants. Inspections can occur monthly or yearly depending... More
Everyone knows that a landlord’s job is not easy. These folks have specific duties and responsibilities that they must perform in order to be fair. Being a landlord is not a position but it is, in... More
Asking for a security deposit is quite common in property dealings. The reason to ask for a security deposit is to have something that would help a property owner recover some of their financial... More