I have soft closing drawers in my kitchen. I found the gas pistons at the rear of the gliders and discovered that the left piston is working properly but the right one is not. I’ve tried adjusting the rails a little thinking they might have not been sufficiently parallel, I’ve figgled with the lever that is supposed to move the drawer face up and down wondering if that changed the angle at which the drawer glides. Automatic closing drawers or self-closing drawers are drawers that retract back into the cabinetry with a simple nudge. If the drawers are getting stuck or not retracting as they should, minor adjustments may be needed to restore them to working. If the runners are working properly, but you wish to raise or lower the drawer slightly, you can adjust this as well. All the drawer slides are Mepla dynamic NT undermount soft-close slides. We built and installed this for 3200. I haven’t had this problem in the past with Blum undermount soft close slides. Yes, you are right, self-closing slides do that sometimes.
We are having the same problem with the accuride soft close slides not working properly. Sometimes it will close the drawer all the way and sometimes it won’t. The problem I have is that when I mount the drawers and drawer slides in the cabinet, there is an increased amount of friction in opening the drawers. They are easy and forgiving to install, are very smooth, are self closing and you can even get a soft stop for them. The drawer sliders are the simple Blum self closing type. Maybe one of the slides isn’t tightened fully and not going in all the way when you slide in the drawer. Maybe take both slides off the drawer and work them by hand comparing the two sides.
We re working with a client right now who has severe lower back problems, the type that required surgery. The drawer slides are the Fineside Full extension side mount. Also i checked square and it is a litle racked, i didnt have time to mess with it but idealy i would either shim the front of the drawer or the back to even out this square problem. They are not self closing but they definitely have a sweet spot where you have to sort of push them over a hump to there final resting position. Over time, they develop a range of problems, from doors not closing correctly to drawers that won’t open. As long as the drawer and the roller slides are not damaged, the fix is straightforward.
Accuride Side Mounted Self Closing Slides
Self close: Slides return the drawer all the way into the cabinet when drawer is pushed in that direction. The problem drawer is the bottom left side. Self-Closing Drawer Slides when you want to update your kitchen drawers. Our house came with these on all the drawers, and many of our drawers have problems because whomever installed them did a bad job, not because of the rails. Sub-Zero Door and Drawer Self Close Not Working. Core Issue: The door or drawer on a 500, 600, BI, NGI, 400 or 700 Series unit is not self closing. Expert tips for repairing cabinet problems such as sticking drawers, sagging cabinet doors, hinges that don’t work, and more. If you do decide to go with this option, you might also want to consider self-closing hinges, which eliminate the need for catches. Broken or damaged drawer glides have a way of reminding you over and over that they need to be repaired.