To remove drawers from the slides , press both handles on the front slide clips on the drawer bottom and firmly pull drawer forward (Figure 1). Fully extend the drawer slides (from the case) and place drawer box on top of the slides . Pull each slide forward until it locks into both left and right slide clips.
Here are two tips for getting your drawers sliding as smooth as butter. Rub paraffin on the meeting parts of drawers to keep them working smoothly. You’ll find paraffin with the canning supplies in your local grocery store. In a pinch you can also use candles, bar soap or even dry spray lubricant.
How to Remove a Drawer With Metal Slides Open the drawer as normal. Remove all the contents from the drawer . Pull the drawer out all the way. Grab the drawer on both sides near the back of the drawer , if you have a single stationary slide on the drawer sides. Search for a lever or push tab on the movable slide , if you have slides that move with the drawer .
How to Remove Drawers With Self-Closing Glides Open the drawer and pull out as far as possible. Look on the side of the drawer glides for retention screws or clips. Make sure the drawer is extended to the fully open position. While lifting the front of the drawer , pull it forward. Once the back of the drawer has cleared the cabinet, lift it off the tracks.
Metal Glides with Lever Start with the top drawer . Stand in front of the piece of furniture and slide the drawer open as far as you can, with one hand on each side of the drawer . Locate the track levers, which should be in the center of each drawer track. Use both hands to simultaneously press both levers.
Most wood-glide and free-rolling drawers will come straight out with a little bit of force or a tilt at the right angle. For drawers with stopping mechanisms like stabilizer screws or anti-tip cables, you’ll need to remove the screws holding the drawer in place before you can finish pulling it out .
How to Remove Drawers With Plastic Stops Step 1: Lighten the Load. If the drawer is full, remove some its contents. Step 2: Start at the Top. Step 3: Pull the Drawer Out as Far as It Will Go. Step 4: Back the Drawer Up and Lift the Front. Step 5: Support the Back of the Drawer and Pull.
The main materials you need are glue and clamps. Remove the drawer from the cabinet. Use the tip of a putty knife to clean any debris or old glue from any channels or mortises where parts fit together. Remove any metal runners from the drawer , using a screwdriver to remove the screws securing the runner.
Spray-dry lubricant, silicone tape, paste wax , candle wax , or even a sheet of wax paper can get the job done.
To remove the drawer you need to fully extend the drawer runners as shown here. Then remover the grey covers on the side of the drawer to expose the drawer adjustments. To release the drawer simply lift the levers either side as shown and pull the drawer forward. Then push the runners back in as shown.