Standard drawer come in black (A56750), white (A56760), and linen (A56770), and are also called euro or kitchen slides. They are 350mm (14"), and have an operational length of 265mm (about 10 7/16").
If your drawers are catching, jamming, or otherwise not sliding smoothly along the drawer slides, the cause is most likely that the screws are catching against the wheels of the corresponding slide. They should be flush against the slides.
To check that the screws are properly inserted:
- Run your fingers along all slide parts and check for bumps and/or scuff marks at the screws.
- Check that screws are inserted straight, and not at an angle.
- Remove the drawer.
- Look for indications about where the drawer is catching, such as protruding or crooked screws or scuff marks.
- Straighten and/or retighten the problem screw and reinsert the drawer.
- Test drive the drawer. If it is still sticking, you can safely remove the problem screw. Since each drawer slide member is secured using 3 to 4 screws per part, for a total of 12 to 14 screws per drawer, and removing one screw will not impact the stability.
A second possibility for sticking drawers is that one or more of the slide parts are confused. The following identifies the individual markings of each. There are four parts in a drawer side kit: left and right, drawer side and cabinet side: Each part is uniquely shaped, with features to help it be an effective member of your unit.
These are slightly larger than the drawer side, since the the drawer side runs inside of the cabinet side.
The left and right cabinet members are nearly a mirror image of one another, but are marked with an "L" or "R" respectively, as well as with an arrow to indicate which end should be pointing up within your unit. The right part also has a little more of a curved lip on it, which keeps the wheel on track as the drawer is opened or closed.
Depending on your model, these parts are attached either with spacers or directly to the sides of the unit.
If you are assembling one of our 6 drawer dressers, please note that drawer cabinet members will attach to both sides of the same panel. They are assembled with the wheel closest to the front of the unit.
The drawer members each attach along the bottom edge of the drawer. These connect with the wheel at the back of the drawer and the screws connecting into the side.
Much like the cabinet members, these parts are also labeled with an "L" or "R" to help identify their position, and each have unique characteristics. The left part has a couple of speedbumps an inch or two in front of the wheel. These stop the drawer and keep it from freely rolling all the way out. The right part has a two smaller indentations that almost look like bite marks and coordinate with these. The right part also has a curl in it that captures the wheel and holds the drawer on to the right track.
Drawer slides may be sourced from one of several factories and may even have a different part number. The above features are industry standards and are true for all standard slides, as is the 3/4 length extension. Some differences between suppliers may include the location of the access holes and thickness, but the same testing is applied to ensure that quality, weight capacities, and tip prevention are all met.