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post #1 of 6 Old 01-04-2012, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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I have just installed 22'' ball bearing drawer slides (similar to Blum type). Unfortunately, the left side of the drawer front (not an inset type) has about a quarter of an inch gap between the drawer front and cabinet face. The right side closes perfectly. I rechecked the cabinet opening and drawer for square and found no problem--both are exactly square. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions on what the problem might be and how to resolve it. Obviously, I don't have a great deal of experience with drawer slides, but I did install them according to mfgr data sheet. Thanks!!

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I have just installed 22'' ball bearing drawer slides (similar to Blum type). Unfortunately, the left side of the drawer front (not an inset type) has about a quarter of an inch gap between the drawer front and cabinet face. The right side closes perfectly. I rechecked the cabinet opening and drawer for square and found no problem--both are exactly square. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions on what the problem might be and how to resolve it. Obviously, I don't have a great deal of experience with drawer slides, but I did install them according to mfgr data sheet. Thanks!!
Are the front of the slides both set back into the face frame about an 1/8", equally on both sides? Same with the slides attached to drawer box flush with the front of the box?

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When you say you checked the cabinet opening for square, does that mean the inside where he slide fastens is 90 degrees to the cabinet face? The only thing that I can think of is that the drawer slides are not perpendicular to the face of the cabinet.

Is there any chance that one side of the drawer is hitting something in the back?

I am just rambling here. It seems to me that I had this problem once but my memory is not the best. And, if I had the problem I cannot remember what I did to correct it.

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When you say you checked the cabinet opening for square, does that mean the inside where he slide fastens is 90 degrees to the cabinet face? The only thing that I can think of is that the drawer slides are not perpendicular to the face of the cabinet.

Is there any chance that one side of the drawer is hitting something in the back?

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+1. Slides not installed straight to the cabinet opening. If the drawer front is an add on, is it tight to the drawer box?






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could be the drawer is out of square.....
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Drawer Slide Adjustments

Thanks for your inputs. I finally fixed the problem by moving the left side cabinet component back about 3/16". For some reason, the left drawer slide component was hitting the back of the left cabinet slide component not allowing the drawer to close completely. Again, many thanks to those who replied so promptly.

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