How to fix dresser drawers that fall off track?

Is there a problem with the tracks inside the dresser cavity? Could they be worn out and need to be replaced? There is probably a problem with the inside or sides of the drawers of your dresser. Possibly, this needs to be addressed. Replacement supplies may have to be purchased from the hardware store.

Note: Dresser drawers that fall off track can be fixed by installing a stop block at the rear of the drawer or by repairing or replacing the metal slide placed at the drawer side. Pull out the drawer at an angle, lifting the drawer as you do so. The only materials you will need are a drill, screws, plywood, a pencil, and a screwdriver.

It is pretty frustrating than any other thing you got. The drawers usually wear out when you jerk on them, overload them, slam them shut, abuse them, or wear them out from use. It is possible for rollers to detach from the track or wooden tenons to come out of mortises on older drawers.

Fix Dresser Drawers That Fall Off Track

Don’t worry it is pretty easy to fix the drawer slide. This article is all about, how to fix dresser drawers that fall off track. Let’s not waste time and get started.

How to fix the dresser drawer off track?

There are many people out there who are frustrated because their dresser drawer furniture fell out of track. It is a common problem among people, not knowing the fix people usually get frustrated and worried. That is why I am going to explain how you easily fix dresser drawer furniture that fall off track. Read below to get some solutions that will be essential for you.

Note: I must mention that I have already used this information on dresser drawer furniture and the solutions are well researched. You can get through this without being worried and apply them to your dresser drawer. I am hopeful that you should like it. 

Fixing the dresser drawers off track. (5 Steps)

There are several ways you can repair a dresser drawer falling off track. Below I have made 5 steps to repair your dresser drawers easily. It can be a small drawer guide also. Follow the steps to easily fix your cabinet drawer or any kinda drawer like a desk drawer.

Step No. 1:  Remove the drawer from the dresser.

Identify the problem by removing the chest drawer from the dresser. When you will move the dresser to remove it you might find misaligned drawer tracks. The rollers can fall out of the tracks and make the drawer difficult for you to open. Upon opening the drawer, you may experience a grinding sensation or a difficult pull. Crooked drawer faces and premature wear are often a result.

Remove the drawer from the dresser

Remove the by Puling the drawer out until it stops. There are now one or two dimples in the track that prevent the drawer from falling out. Pull and lift the drawer to remove it further. The drawer can now be pulled up and out of the track once the roller reaches the end.

Step No. 2: Take out the screws.

Take a screwdriver. Your screwdriver will assist you in removing the wood screw holding up the trackside. Remember that if you want to unscrew it or make loose screw then you should twist your screwdriver left but if you want to tighten the screw then twist your screwdriver right.

Take out the screws

Step No. 3: Measure the correct angles. 

Our goal now is to find the gap that will align the drawer correctly. To achieve this, you use machine washers and reinstall the drawer so that it feels right. Make sure the track is easy to pull, without grinding or falling out.

Measure the correct angles

Measure the washer width with calipers or a small ruler after finding the correct spacing in millimeters.

Step No. 4: Make a spacer at home.

Using the washer measurement, determine the appropriate spacer size. You can either print the spacer yourself by 3D printing or order it online. An edge on the spacer that aligns with the outer edge of the track. Installing it in this way prevents it from spinning.

Step No. 5: Install the spacer and you are all set!!!

Print and install the spacer between the track and the wood. Ensure the small lip on the spacer is on the flat outer edge of the track. It is recommended that you reinstall the drawer and check its functionality.

Install the spacer and you are all set

You can learn more by watching this video below.

Please make sure to watch this video.

How to get dresser drawers back on track? 

Off-tracked drawer dressers can be a cause of great frustration. A drawer wears out when you jerk on it, overload it, slam it shut, abuse it, or use it too much. On older drawers, wooden tenons may come out of mortises or ball bearings may separate from the track. To get dresser drawers back on track you must do some fixing. First, identify the problem then just follow the steps mentioned in the above section of the article.

How to get dresser drawers off track

How to fix dresser drawers that fall? 

Dresser drawers that fall off track can be fixed by installing a stop block at the rear of the drawer track or by repairing or replacing the metal mount slide. Pull out the drawer at an angle, lifting the drawer as you do so. The only materials you will need are a drill, screws, wood, a pencil, and a screwdriver.

Mark the location of the wooden drawer stop block with a pencil and decide where to install it. With the solid wood block inside the drawer, screw the block into the marked area at the drawer’s rear panel. Pre-drill a hole at the bottom of the block, and screw the block with a long screw that can pass through it without sticking.

How to get dresser drawers off track? 

Occasionally, you may need to remove drawers from cabinets, dressers, and similar pieces of wooden furniture for cleaning or moving purposes. Most drawers are easy to remove, but some could be sticky drawer which could be stuck drawer and their removal process can vary depending on their type. When tilted at the right angle, most wood-glide and free-rolling drawers will come out straight. Pull out drawers that have stabilizing screws or anti-tip cables by removing the screws holding them in place.

How to get dresser drawers back on track

There are 3 steps to perfectly slide dresser drawer box off track.

1. As far as possible, pull out the drawer.

2. Drawer front should be tilted downward.

3. Pull out the drawer straight from the drawer bottom. 

How to fix old dresser drawers from falling out? 

You can fix dresser drawers that fall off track by installing a stop block at the back or by repairing or replacing the metal slides. You should pull the old drawers out at an angle, lifting the drawer as you do so.  Mark the location of the wooden stop block with a pencil and determine where it should be placed. 

Place the wood block inside the drawer and screw it into the marked area on the rear panel. sometimes people use glue or wood glue. But screwing is the actual way. Then a pre-drilled hole should be drilled at the bottom of the block, and the block should be screwed with a long screw that can pass through freely.

Conclusion.

It’s a real pain when wooden drawer face won’t close right, whether they’re in the bathroom, kitchen drawer/kitchen cabinet, or bedroom. Since falling drawers lack a mechanism to stop them, they will fall if you pull them out too far. It’s not a big deal, but there is a quick way to fix it. In this article, I tried to cover the important topic of fixing a dresser drawer runner that falls off track. 

I hope it helps you to fix your drawer’s face frame easily and also your old dresser falling off track. Thanks for reading, and support us for more. Check out our website for more related articles.

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Ashraful Alam

I’m Ashraful Alam, a good interior design expert and blogger writer. Sharing articles when it comes to home furniture and interior design tips and tricks as well as life hacks on the Internet is what I love to do.

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