Repairing drawer in fitted kitchen
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F2Andy
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Repairing drawer in fitted kitchen

by F2Andy » Sat Jul 08, 2023 11:24 am

I do not know technical terms, so apologies in advance; this also made it impossible to search.

So I have a wide drawer in a fitted kitchen that pulls out 100% on extended rails. It was put in when the house was built ca. 12 years ago. The front panel has dropped on one side.

There is a small plastic cover on each side (front, top) that pulls over to reveal a mechanism inside, and looking at that and from the front I can see a piece of metal that is clearly supposed to have two screws going through it into the front panel; the screws have come out, and hence the panel has dropped. I have recovered the two screws, but I would need to get the piece of metal out to re-fix the screws.

The piece of metal has a large diameter screw/bolt in it, accessible from behind the plastic cover. It is about 12 mm across, cross-headed. It will unscrew a short distance, and it will screw in a short distance - just a couple of mm between the two. Either way, I cannot get the metal piece out.

Am I missing something here? Any advise?

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Re: Repairing drawer in fitted kitchen

by stoneyboy » Sun Jul 09, 2023 9:52 pm

Hi f2andy,
If you turn the centre cross head further it should eject the fixing bracket - not sure which way you need to turn it but I think it works either way. It’s spring loaded so you may have to undo the good side so you can pull out the fixing bracket.
Regards S

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Re: Repairing drawer in fitted kitchen

by F2Andy » Thu Jul 13, 2023 9:14 am

Thanks for the reply - only just had a chance to get back to this.

I am not getting any further. I have attached a photo (hopefully). There are two screws/bolts in there. The one on the left moves the internal mechanism up and down a few millimeters. The one on the right does not seem to do anything; it does not even seem to be going in and out.

I have tried on the other side too, as per suggestion, but has not ejected the mechanism.

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Re: Repairing drawer in fitted kitchen

by stoneyboy » Thu Jul 13, 2023 10:32 pm

Hi f2andy,
The one on the right adjusts the drawer side to side - use a large cross head so you can lift the horizontal lever above it. On the side that is still attached you can try pulling the drawer front outwards while you lift the lever.
Regards S

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