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Post by CC Sat Jun 29, 2024 4:40 pm

Does anyone know if there’s a way to adjust or reduce the movement on our kitchen drawers? They surely shouldn’t be as loose fitting as this? What is causing them to be so loose? I’ve checked the runners but can’t see anything, have to say compared to our last Broadway I’m finding a lot of stuff like this, considering the previous owner had it from new I’m not sure why they didn’t get stuff like this corrected under their Auto-Sleeper warranty as I certainly would have put up with it. 

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Post by PLOUGHLIN Sat Jun 29, 2024 7:10 pm

Age restricted video, can't be bothered to go through rigmarole.

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Post by Caraman Sat Jun 29, 2024 8:00 pm

The plastic striker plate above each drawer latch has elongated screw holes which allows its position in relation to the latch to be adjusted.  I found that if it's adjusted too tightly one side of the drawer front strikes the frame first, eventually causing the drawer front to separate from the rest of the drawer.  To stop this I have adjusted all my striker plates so the drawer front is well clear of the frame when the drawer is shut.  This means that they are all relatively loose but I don't hear them when driving.  Probably too many other rattles and the end kitchen drawers are as far away from the cab as possible.  Part of the problem is that the drawer latch is not in the centre of the drawer front.
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Post by CC Sun Jun 30, 2024 10:25 am

PLOUGHLIN wrote:Age restricted video, can't be bothered to go through rigmarole.
I havnt used YouTube for a good while so wasn’t sure what the age restriction setting was, anyway have edited it now so anyone should be able to view it…

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Post by Bilbobaggins Sun Jun 30, 2024 11:26 am

Yep, link works fine. Other than Caramans suggestion, I removed all of the drawers and made sure all screws on runners were tight, also added a few more as ones fitted were few and small.

Another option would be felt spots to stop movement when closed,  or even thin strip of gaffer tape on inner edge of drawer front. Not ideal in an expensive bit of kit though.

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Post by Eltel Sun Jun 30, 2024 8:36 pm

Like many others I adjusted and tightened all draw and cupboards.

I followed up that with a visit to BQ and purchased a couple of packets of self adhesive felt pads in brown and fitted them to all the source of the rattles.

The other source of rattles are the chrome push buttons after try all sorts of ideas, found if I took the button and used some Sellotape Magic  tape around the button and refitted the button it was much quieter  (insulation tape is to thick )

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Post by CC Mon Jul 01, 2024 12:31 pm

One way or another I’ll attempt to improve upon the issue, having checked the runners they are all secure on the sides of the cabinets & along the base of the drawers, while the rattling is annoying it’s the range of movement that concerns me, there has to be a minimum of half an inch or more of movement which doesn’t make sense to me, it’s only 3 of the drawers that are effected the rest seem ok, one of the three has less movement than the other two.

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Post by timsurf2021 Mon Jul 01, 2024 1:43 pm

I guess the Broadway has the same drawer runners as our kingham, the sort you find on cheap bedside drawers. I replaced all the runners on both our Kinghams to ball bearing ones.

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Post by CC Mon Jul 01, 2024 3:47 pm

timsurf2021 wrote:I guess the Broadway has the same drawer runners as our kingham, the sort you find on cheap bedside drawers. I replaced all the runners on both our Kinghams to ball bearing ones.

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Hadn’t thought of that thanks for the tip, presumably the drawers are now more secure? 

Have spoken to my dealer today & they’ve said they’ll have a look at the drawers as well as the habitation door strut when it goes in for warranty work so hopefully they’ll improve it (let’s hope) but will certainly consider upgrading like you have if not up!

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Post by abe Fri Jul 05, 2024 5:38 pm

Our EB has same rattling,used a bungy to offending drawer handle to an overhead handle and put small blue elastic bands round all handles to buttons, now cured, bit heath robinson but works for me.

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Post by breakaleg Sat Jul 06, 2024 9:55 am

When there is no adjustment left I have ben known to use a strip of draught excluder to fii the void.
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Post by CC Sat Jul 06, 2024 2:15 pm

Thanks for the suggestions & I get that fixes like the above can be used but on a vehicle costing £83,000 new & in our case £60,000 used we really shouldn’t have to resort to such measures as using bungee cords & draft excluder to prevent drawers crashing around loosely on their runners, maybe it’s just me but I find it wholly unacceptable…

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