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    Join Date: Mar 2016

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    Default How the **** do I get this drawer in?

    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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    Current system. NAS Interspace, Jelco 750, /Nagaoka MP 200/Graham Slee Era V. CDP - Mission PCM 7000. Amps - Quad 909/Croft micro 25. Chario Syntar 100 Tower. QED XT40 speaker cable/Straight wire interconnects.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy S View Post
    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!
    Current system. NAS Interspace, Jelco 750, /Nagaoka MP 200/Graham Slee Era V. CDP - Mission PCM 7000. Amps - Quad 909/Croft micro 25. Chario Syntar 100 Tower. QED XT40 speaker cable/Straight wire interconnects.

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    Hmm, soft wood blocks to protect the finish on the drawer front & a sledgehammer perhaps?

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    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.

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    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.
    Pining for the fjords? What kind of talk is that? And why did he fall flat on his back the minute I got him home?

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    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
    Pining for the fjords? What kind of talk is that? And why did he fall flat on his back the minute I got him home?

    T/T: Inspire Monarch, X200 tonearm, Ortofon 2M Black. Phono: Yaqin MS-22B CD: Densen Beat B400 Plus; Headphone/pre: Myryad Z40; Amp: Audion Silver Night 300b stereo
    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

    T'other system:
    Echo Dot, Amptastic Mini-1, Celestion 5's, BK XLS-200 DF

    A/V:
    Panasonic 42" plasma, Panasonic Blu Ray, Sony a/v amp, MA Radius speakers, REL Storm sub

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    Can't remember why I took it out now in the first place, but I wish I didn't.
    Current system. NAS Interspace, Jelco 750, /Nagaoka MP 200/Graham Slee Era V. CDP - Mission PCM 7000. Amps - Quad 909/Croft micro 25. Chario Syntar 100 Tower. QED XT40 speaker cable/Straight wire interconnects.

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    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.
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    If you're struggling with this I'd give drilling a hole for your tonearm a miss lol

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