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Mikeandvan
04-12-2019, 23:37
Sort of hi-fi related, as my amp might be sitting on these chest of drawers. I took the drawer out, now I can only get it in halfway and its stuck hard. What on earth is the secret?!! Customer kindly gave me these drawers, one of the nicest bits of furniture I've ever had!

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Roy S
04-12-2019, 23:47
Looks like there are some kind of springs half way down that need pushing in to lock the drawer into the runners in the chest.

Mikeandvan
04-12-2019, 23:59
Looks like there are some kind of springs half way down that need pushing in to lock the drawer into the runners in the chest.

Those white plastic things? That's for getting the drawers out, when putting in drawers should click, which they do, but then won't go any further, most frustrating!

Roy S
05-12-2019, 00:03
Hmm, soft wood blocks to protect the finish on the drawer front & a sledgehammer perhaps?

Lawrence001
05-12-2019, 00:09
I find a bit of patience and logic usually sorts things out. In this case, maybe look at another drawer to see how they are stopped from coming out, and think how the process of taking it fully out can be reversed. It might need a long flat rigid stick to push in down the side and force a catch back in. Also, that bit on the drawer side looks like metal to me rather than plastic.

Pigmy Pony
05-12-2019, 08:21
Yes, take out the next drawer to make comparisons, and don't worry if that one suffers the same fate, you'll still have four more attempts available. Worst case scenario: you just end up with a nice shelving system :)

Less potentially disasterous:
If something in the mechanism is buggered, look for a replacement or alternatively discretely attach (glue) the drawer front on so it visually matches the others but is non functioning.

Pigmy Pony
05-12-2019, 08:26
It sounds like the catch which prevents the drawer coming completely out in normal use is now preventing it going in. I assume you are tipping the drawer slightly as you are putting it in which is normally the method

Mikeandvan
05-12-2019, 08:51
Can't remember why I took it out now in the first place, but I wish I didn't.

walpurgis
05-12-2019, 08:53
I never use force to sort such problems, as it just causes damage. There's always a better way to deal with things. Replacement runners are available if needed.

scotty38
05-12-2019, 09:22
If you're struggling with this I'd give drilling a hole for your tonearm a miss lol :lol::lol::lol:

mikeyb
05-12-2019, 09:32
If you're struggling with this I'd give drilling a hole for your tonearm a miss lol [emoji38][emoji38][emoji38]Harsh but true [emoji6][emoji23]

awkwardbydesign
05-12-2019, 09:47
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wK-IifprLg

struth
05-12-2019, 09:55
was more of a get drawers off man personally :eek:

AJSki2fly
05-12-2019, 14:29
Sort of hi-fi related, as my amp might be sitting on these chest of drawers. I took the drawer out, now I can only get it in halfway and its stuck hard. What on earth is the secret?!! Customer kindly gave me these drawers, one of the nicest bits of furniture I've ever had!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49170155698_35f3713148.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hUZUe9)IMG_20191204_231120592 (https://flic.kr/p/2hUZUe9) by Mike Van (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145505522@N02/),

Hi Mike

If you carefully put the drawer on the runners with them fully extended out and then gently start to slide it back and see if the drawer will then go fully back. If not then there should be a small catch on each runner that need to be pushed in as you slide the drawer back once past these then the drawer should go full back. The catches are there to stop the drawer coming off the runners when you pull it open.

I hope that helps. Adrian

Mikeandvan
05-12-2019, 15:05
It's completely impossible. Gonna have to email Made.com Honestly, all of the youtube videos the slidey things have holes on side where you can access, mine doesn't , *** *** ***.

walpurgis
05-12-2019, 15:13
What about sliding a steel ruler or similar through the slots to see if it releases the spring catches (assuming that's what's holding the drawers in).

struth
05-12-2019, 15:20
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Mikeandvan
05-12-2019, 15:23
What about sliding a steel ruler or similar through the slots to see if it releases the spring catches (assuming that's what's holding the drawers in).

the catches only need releasing when taking drawer out.

walpurgis
05-12-2019, 15:33
Well if you can get the drawers out, try some new runners of a different type.

AJSki2fly
05-12-2019, 17:05
No there will be a release mechanism further down the sliders that are stop it going back in some of the more expensive ones used in office furniture have little button pushes 2/3rds the way back along the top or bottom edge. If the runners are screwed to the inside of the cabinet it might be worth taking one out so you can carefully and easily inspect it to see where the stop is.

Good luck.

Audio Al
05-12-2019, 17:20
Do you have a grandchild ? they would sort it out for you :)

Mikeandvan
05-12-2019, 19:34
So, I took out another draw and managed to put that one back in, so will have a closer look at this one and see what is stopping it, now onto that tonearm.

mikeyb
05-12-2019, 20:07
So, I took out another draw and managed to put that one back in, so will have a closer look at this one and see what is stopping it, now onto that tonearm.I can't look [emoji50]

Mikeandvan
07-12-2019, 23:53
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Drawers now in place, record storage moved over to other side of room after taking pointless radiator off wall - why have 2 radiators in one room? - so I could fit the record storage shelf against the wall. New JVC beastie on top sounding rather lovely.

Lawrence001
08-12-2019, 09:32
why have 2 radiators in one room?

So you get more even distribution of heat in a large room and less cold spots? Also to throw out more heat than a single radiator would manage without being ridiculously large.

Edward
08-12-2019, 09:58
newie (https://flic.kr/p/2hWiTYA) by Mike Van (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145505522@N02/), on Flickr
Drawers now in place, record storage moved over to other side of room after taking pointless radiator off wall - why have 2 radiators in one room? - so I could fit the record storage shelf against the wall. New JVC beastie on top sounding rather lovely.

This thread has proved to be like a serialised story, I kept looking for the next episode. :)

I seem to have missed the episode on how you finally managed to get the recalcitrant drawer back in. Was there a hidden button or something?

brian2957
08-12-2019, 10:26
:popcorn:

Mikeandvan
08-12-2019, 10:52
This thread has proved to be like a serialised story, I kept looking for the next episode. :)

I seem to have missed the episode on how you finally managed to get the recalcitrant drawer back in. Was there a hidden button or something?

No button or catch or anything, just used a bit of force and at a slightly different angle. After taking another drawer out and putting that one back with ease I realised there was only one way to do it.

Pigmy Pony
08-12-2019, 11:11
No button or catch or anything, just used a bit of force and at a slightly different angle. After taking another drawer out and putting that one back with ease I realised there was only one way to do it.

As story conclusions go, that's right up there with Pam waking to find Bobby in the shower :ner: Maybe you're too young to remember that one... Anyway, all's well that ends well :)

brian2957
08-12-2019, 11:24
Aye , that was a biggie too ( at the time ) :)

mikeyb
08-12-2019, 11:36
I knew how to fit it as it's the similar to our drawers in the kitchen display cabinet we have.

But it wouldn't have been as much fun telling you [emoji6][emoji23]

Mikeandvan
08-12-2019, 14:37
Gentlemen, await my next amazing accomplishment, the making of a cup of tea.

scotty38
08-12-2019, 16:52
Don't bite off more than you can chew, learn to walk before you run :lol:

Edward
08-12-2019, 17:28
Gentlemen, await my next amazing accomplishment, the making of a cup of tea.Oh dear, that will open up a big argument that will need the mods to step in.

Milk first or last? [emoji848]


walpurgis
08-12-2019, 17:55
There are things that should never be attempted without some in-depth knowledge. :)

https://i.imgur.com/Mm3F8II.png

To which you can add changing a 13 amp plug fuse. And by the way, who has read the instructions for toilet paper usage?

Mikeandvan
08-12-2019, 18:49
Oh dear, that will open up a big argument that will need the mods to step in.

Milk first or last? [emoji848]



I'm going to upgrade my kettle with an off board power supply.

Mikeandvan
09-12-2019, 00:01
Don't bite off more than you can chew, learn to walk before you run :lol:

You should see me reassembling customers wardrobes, takes ****ing ages, thank God I charge by the hour.

struth
09-12-2019, 05:03
Told ya. A hammer is the answer.. Ie, excessive force [emoji23]

Stryder5
09-12-2019, 08:49
There are things that should never be attempted without some in-depth knowledge. :)

https://i.imgur.com/Mm3F8II.png

To which you can add changing a 13 amp plug fuse. And by the way, who has read the instructions for toilet paper usage?

Surely using a ladder will be fraught with danger? Unless there’s a wall handy........lol.

A step ladder might be more appropriate.:ner:

Gary

legb4rsk
09-12-2019, 19:00
As story conclusions go, that's right up there with Pam waking to find Bobby in the shower :ner: Maybe you're too young to remember that one... Anyway, all's well that ends well :)


'Who Shoot JR?' was massive at the time.
Nearly as big as 'Who Fixed Jammed Drawer?'