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richardchaos

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12-10-2017 02:16 PM

Has anyone else had issues installing these drawer slides???

My issue is on several occasions while sliding in the drawer into the ITEM the drawer slides on the drawer and the ones in the carcus seem to CATCH and are very difficult to get in and working.

On a few I have damaged the slides ball bearing component and had to replace them.

I do not think there is an issue with the width or the drawers as it seems to happen once in a while no mater how I adjust them… SOME just will not comply…..

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#1 posted 12-10-2017 02:55 PM

I’ve had that happen when one of the screws were not screwed down far enough or @ $1.50 pair it could just be the slides.

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#2 posted 12-10-2017 03:12 PM

When the drawer member slide meets the cabinet members carriage (for lack of not knowing the proper name)
the part that houses the ball bearings.
You have to finagle the drawer a little to make sure the ends of the drawer member guide insert into the carriage properly before pushing the rest of the way in.
I slide the “carriage all the way to the back before I insert the drawer. Not sure if it makes a difference or not but I keep telling myself it does.

@Jim, the ad actually says from 15.00. When you select the length guide you want the “real” price comes up.

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#3 posted 12-10-2017 03:35 PM

Good point “J” as far as the cost goes I was just going off the photo, looks like they’re about the same cost as what I pay for brand-name slides when you factor in the size.

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#4 posted 12-10-2017 04:07 PM

I have had a few give me trouble. Never the same thing twice in a row but here are some that I have encountered.
Width of drawer was too big by 1/16” yes it made a difference when I cut it down it worked fine.
Cabinet wall was not flat and when the middle screw for the slide was screwed in it bowed the slide enough to bind.
Side of drawer bowed outward, binding the slide
Screws not tight, or head to big and scrubbing.

GlideRite has 10 packs that usually come $5-$7 a slide IF you buy a 10 pack. If anyone else has a less expensive option that work as well please post a link.

Here is GlideRite LINK

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#5 posted 12-10-2017 04:39 PM



When the drawer member slide meets the cabinet members carriage (for lack of not knowing the proper name)
the part that houses the ball bearings.
You have to finagle the drawer a little to make sure the ends of the drawer member guide insert into the carriage properly before pushing the rest of the way in.
I slide the “carriage all the way to the back before I insert the drawer. Not sure if it makes a difference or not but I keep telling myself it does.

@Jim, the ad actually says from 15.00. When you select the length guide you want the “real” price comes up.

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It does unless the drawer is a bit small were you would want the guides out to manually insert them ,,,

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#6 posted 12-10-2017 04:59 PM

What I’m talking about is the little carriage that holds the bearings.

I slide it to the back before inserting the drawer.
I really don’t think it makes much of a difference, but most of the time I do it anyway.

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#7 posted 12-10-2017 07:23 PM

Yes I too have had bowed drawer sides, too fat or too thin, or not square and worked that out but sometime when its prefect they refuse to cooperate. I have never tried pushing the carriage all the way back will next time. I have also made sure the SCREWS are down low as well.

I have had a perfect three drawer set up where all three drawers measurements where exact and spot on. Two glided right in and one would refuse to to in right. until I replaced the entire slide piece. It really does feel like the end of the piece on the drawer HITS the ball bearing carriage part and for what ever reason refuses to go in. IF you force it then hear a handful and see a handful of ball bearings rolling around on the floor!

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#8 posted 12-11-2017 02:05 AM

The drawer may be square but the hole it is going into may not. I had this on a project and took 1/16 off my piece making the drawer narrower at the back. Worked well. Of course this trick only works if you can take your drawer apart. Screws are a beautiful thing sometimes….

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#9 posted 12-11-2017 04:31 AM

I did a kitchen full of base cabinets, all drawers with KV slides. I wouldn’t do it again. I’d pay the extra for Blum. The adjustability is worth the price. My trash can drawer is on Blum. It was the easiest install, and it just works.

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