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Post by dbroada on Thu May 11, 2017 10:24 am

Our drawer doesn't latch perfectly. It doesn't even latch almost perfectly. The fact that the latch is held on by two screws in soft wood means that if I ever get it adjusted "just right" it won't be by the next time I open it.

I am considering adding a magnetic catch to at least reduce the risk of the drawer flying open. It has only done this once but the way the drawer came off it's runners suggests there won't be a third time.

Has anybody got this problem and solved it?

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Re: Drawer below wardrobe.

Post by PLOUGHLIN on Thu May 11, 2017 10:37 am

The drawer under the settee of my Gloucester had the same problem. The front of the fixed part of the runners had dropped, so the catch was barely touching. Raising the front of the fixed runners slighly fixed the problem permanently.

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Post by Askit on Thu May 11, 2017 1:37 pm

I have the same issue with one of the kitchen drawers. It looks like the problem lies with the runners rather than the catch. Although I got it working, of sorts, it may need a more permanent solution.

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Re: Drawer below wardrobe.

Post by gef on Thu May 18, 2017 7:48 pm

If you take the draw out you can tell if the runners are in square with each other as mine where not also the screws were not man enough and there was flex.  Having firmed  them up I had no more problems.  I have had to reinforce the softwood holes which I did with matchstick and glue.  Matchstick wood is softer than wood they use so carcase will not bust
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Re: Drawer below wardrobe.

Post by dbroada on Thu May 18, 2017 7:58 pm

I had forgotten this problem! We are currently a lot more careful than we were before. Not loading it so much has helped.

However without looking too closely I haven't yet managed to get the drawer right out. I find the fridge gets in the way. I am sure I can work it out but until then, am I missing anything obvious?

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Post by gef on Thu May 18, 2017 8:28 pm

I had the same problem they put the draw in by not tightening one screw and you just have to keep wiggling until the draw comes out it takes practise. That means you right runner needs adjusting like mine. Then the draw fits a treat.

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Post by dbroada on Thu May 18, 2017 8:44 pm

Thanks, when my knee improves I'll check again.

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Post by kaspian on Thu May 18, 2017 10:26 pm

gef wrote:If you take the draw out you can tell if the runners are in square with each other as mine where not also the screws were not man enough and there was flex.  Having firmed  them up I had no more problems.  I have had to reinforce the softwood holes which I did with matchstick and glue.  Matchstick wood is softer than wood they use so carcase will not bust
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We had similar experience to you but all screws holding our drawer runners were exactly the same size as the holes in the runners and simply pulled through the fixing holes .Screwfix or Toolstation supplied box of twinthread screws with correct diameter heads and appropriate length plus   also added extra screws to all spare holes in the runners and funnily enough had no trouble since.

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Re: Drawer below wardrobe.

Post by Libraryman2 on Thu May 18, 2017 10:35 pm

N my Broadway; the drawer is angled and kept falling of the guide rails, my dealer had a go at it but it beat them!
I solved the issue by packing out the drawer but it creates the problem of making it difficult to remove and then replace.
However I prefer that issue over the dropping drawer.

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Post by Gromit on Fri May 19, 2017 8:55 am

Libraryman2 wrote:N my Broadway; the drawer is angled and kept falling of the guide rails, my dealer had a go at it but it beat them!
I solved the issue by packing out the drawer but it creates the problem of making it difficult to remove and then replace.
However I prefer that issue over the dropping drawer.
Ray
Easily solved Ray, and a chance to pay you back for your help with the ramp storage. up!

I did exactly the same as you, and created the same problem. To solve it I nibbled a shallow groove out of the rear top of the drawer sides. The drawer is a bit too deep for the hole it fits into, so you can't lift it that last little bit to pull the rollers over each other. (Hope that makes sense.)

I pulled the drawer out to its fullest extent and marked the top of each side directly under the front of the unit. Having prised it out I then marked about 5 or 6cm further back, and cut out a slot about 1cm deep to give clearance for removal and replacing. Difficult to explain, but I think a photo will make it clear. (Don't go away! Back in a minute hugegrins )

It doesn't show, even when the drawer is open, but it's now quite easy to remove and replace.


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Post by Libraryman2 on Fri May 19, 2017 9:56 am

Hi Dave, that looks a very good solution, very innovative! I can see exactly how that will work!

I won't be able to employ it on this Broadway however, it goes into the dealership next week for exchange! But I'll certainly keep it in mind should I need it in future!

I'm sure other Broadway owners will be getting the router out up!

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Post by Gromit on Fri May 19, 2017 10:20 am

Didn't even bother with the router on a little job like that Ray.

I've got a little Japanese keyhole saw which did the job well. A few swipes with the sandpaper and it was good enough for a job that will never be seen while in use.

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Post by Eltel on Fri May 19, 2017 10:19 pm

Libraryman2 wrote:Hi Dave, that looks a very good solution, very innovative! I can see exactly how that will work!

I won't be able to employ it on this Broadway however, it goes into the dealership next week for exchange! But I'll certainly keep it in mind should I need it in future!

I'm sure other Broadway owners will be getting the router out up!

Ray
Hi Ray

Take it the new van has arrived/or you couldn't wait till the new reg in August. 

The fridge shelf now in full use

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Post by Libraryman2 on Sat May 20, 2017 7:56 am

Hi Terry, no it hasn't left the factory yet, I just want to put the Broadway in early, it's not a problem for me!
In addition it saves me taxing it etc?

I did make a school boy error as well! My wife suggested we wait until August for the new registration then we realised it's September...lol...
So I'm without a vehicle unti the Corinium is built but it was the plan because we had other things to sort out.

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Post by Eltel on Sat May 20, 2017 8:01 am

Hi Ray

Good to hear it's all going to plan, and the new motorhome 
fits the bill and arrives soon.

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Post by Libraryman2 on Sat May 20, 2017 8:08 am

Cheers Terry, 2 months feels like a lifetime :)

I'm pleased the fridge door container is useful, several more yogurts in there now ....or beers  hugegrins 

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Post by Clifffan on Sun May 21, 2017 3:18 pm

Hi, we're thinking of buying a 1995 Clubman GL 1995. Has anyone please got any experience of these, we feel that it's a huge risk to buy such an old vehicle but it does seem lovely?
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Re: Drawer below wardrobe.

Post by Pete Taylor on Mon May 29, 2017 9:54 pm

Gromit wrote:
Libraryman2 wrote:N my Broadway; the drawer is angled and kept falling of the guide rails, my dealer had a go at it but it beat them!
I solved the issue by packing out the drawer but it creates the problem of making it difficult to remove and then replace.
However I prefer that issue over the dropping drawer.
Ray
Easily solved Ray, and a chance to pay you back for your help with the ramp storage. up!

I did exactly the same as you, and created the same problem. To solve it I nibbled a shallow groove out of the rear top of the drawer sides. The drawer is a bit too deep for the hole it fits into, so you can't lift it that last little bit to pull the rollers over each other. (Hope that makes sense.)

I pulled the drawer out to its fullest extent and marked the top of each side directly under the front of the unit. Having prised it out I then marked about 5 or 6cm further back, and cut out a slot about 1cm deep to give clearance for removal and replacing. Difficult to explain, but I think a photo will make it clear. (Don't go away! Back in a minute hugegrins )

It doesn't show, even when the drawer is open, but it's now quite easy to remove and replace.

I strode off manfully today to mark out my my drawer and cut the notches- as it happened, it came out fairly easily without any cutting!
Still no clue where all those odd socks have gone but I did find a massive amount of dust in there!

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