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Adjusting Cabinet Drawer Runners

Re-attach cabinet drawer slides by adjusting them with these simple steps.

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  • Time

    2 hours

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty

    Easy

Here's What You'll Do:

Drawer runners may require adjustment because of wear or simply because they were misaligned when the unit was constructed. Adjustment is a straightforward process of reattaching the runner.

Unscrew Runner

Unscrew the runner, ideally leaving the rear screw in place.

Courtesy of DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Mark for New Holes

Position a level on the runner, and use an awl to mark new mounting holes.

Courtesy of DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Re-adjust Runner

Screw the runner back in place. Reposition the drawer and check for improved operation. Re-adjust if necessary.

Courtesy of DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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