how to remove dresser drawer with center slide? – (Remove Dresser Drawers Easily)

Whether you need to fix the drawer or clean the dresser’s inside, you must remove it first. A Dresser drawer removable is essential sometimes. But most people don’t know how to remove dresser drawer with center slide or if there is any way to remove it without harming the drawer mechanism. Well, good news for you! You can easily remove chest drawers with a center slide. It is a pretty easy job to do. I will explain how you can easily remove your dresser drawer without harming the mechanism of your drawer or damaging any part of it.

Note: You must inspect the chest drawer for a drawer stopper. Then search for a drawer pull out the guard. Then apply some pressure to take the drawer out easily. I have explained about drawing out the dresser drawer easily and smoothly below. Please read on to learn more. Be careful not to damage the drawer slide mechanism.

How To Remove Dresser Drawer With Center Slide

After going through the solutions I have mentioned below, you won’t have any issue removing the chest dresser drawer or kitchen units, or even wardrobes.  

How to remove the dresser drawer with a wooden center slide?

To remove the dresser drawer with a wooden center slide, first what you need to have is a piece of wooden furniture that has a drawer with a wooden center slide. Then just pull the furniture drawer until it can’t be pulled. Then you just have to really give it a tug to open it.

How to remove the dresser drawer with a wooden center slide

Then just flip it over to look at how that works. Then you’ll see the bottom glide slide into the groove by the center slide. You will also see a little plastic stops semicircle piece that should be screwed into the slide. Plastic stops prevent the drawer to come out completely. It’s pretty rigid so you have to really pull hard to get over that little hump to get the drawer out. 

Note: It is always a good idea to get some wax if your drawer is stuck really badly. And wax the drawer slide barring surface and also the dresser drawer slides, just get it back on the track and push it back in. 

Some drawers contain dovetail joinery on the front. So that you can’t rip your drawer front off. Cheap pre-made drawers are stapled or glued onto the front. Sometimes when you try to pull that drawer out you could potentially rip your drawer front. 

How to remove dresser drawers with a center bottom slide?

Most modern dresser drawer has metal slides. It allows you to operate the drawers pretty easily. But traditional old dresser drawer or cabinet furniture just relies on wood runners.

How to remove the dresser drawer with a bottom center metal slide

As before, you must first have a wooden piece of furniture that has a drawer with a wooden center slide in order to remove the dresser drawer. You can now pull the drawer until it can no longer be pulled. Then you just have to really give it a tug to open it.

How to remove the dresser drawer with a metal center slide?

Most modern dresser drawers contain a metal center slide. And most people get confused about how they can take out the dresser drawer easily by not doing any harm to it.

Check out the ways listed below to remove the dresser drawer containing a metal slide.  

► Verify that the center slide has a locking mechanism. Though it is uncommon for center slides to have them, it is still worth checking. A locking mechanism on the center slide should be released first by pressing the lever or button.

► Ensure that the drawer is equipped with a pull-out guard. Basically, it’s a piece of plastic that keeps the drawer from opening completely. In most cases, it will be either a semi-circular piece or a plastic flap attached to the back of the drawer.

► Trying gently pressing on the drawer may help it get unstuck. In the case of center slides with locks, you will hear a slight click, signaling that the drawer is now disengaged. Trying wiggling the drawer might help if it does not come unstuck.

► Continuing to use the drawer without unsticking it means that the center slide is damaged or broken. You can start by opening up the slide completely and running a putty knife along the track on both sides. 

► Your best bet is to call a handyman if the slide is damaged. It will most likely require removing the entire slide and mounting plate.

How to remove the dresser drawer with a bottom center metal slide?

Dresser drawer bottom slides are usually installed on formal dressers since you can’t see them when the drawer is open. Usually, larger drawers come with two bottom slides to keep them stable. The following instructions will show you how to remove dresser drawers with bottom slides.

1. You should check if the slides are equipped with levers or buttons for releasing them. 

2. You can release the drawer from the mounting plate if it has a lever or button.

3. Put a little pressure on the drawer to wiggle it free if there is no lever/button. If you hear a click after lifting it slightly, you’re done.

4. You can use the putty knife to remove any debris from the rail if the slide is stuck or broken.

How to remove the drawer with a center slide?

Dresser drawers usually contain center slides or side slides that work as drawer runners. It helps a drawer to slide into the cabinet easily. It can be a metal slide or wood slide/wooden drawer slide. The Dresser drawer contains a plastic stop that has a screw on it. It has mount drawer slides and ball bearings. Drawer glides help the drawer to get in. These drawers can also contain ball bearing drawer slides.

To remove the drawer first search for the lever/button for a lock. If it contains a lever or button then press it, and it should open the lock. Then pull it out by giving it a slight pressure. It doesn’t matter if the drawer has a side slide or a center mount. You should pull it gently and at the end when you feel like it can’t be pulled more give it a slight tug to remove it.

How to remove drawers with no levers?

Drawers with no levers are simple to remove. It is the same as before. Then pull it out by giving it a slight pressure. It doesn’t matter if the drawer has a side slide or a center mount. You should pull it gently and at the end when you feel like it can’t be pulled more give it a slight tug to remove it.

How to remove drawers from a chest of drawers?

Removing drawers from a chest of drawers can be pretty simple. Follow the steps to remove chest drawers.

1. To remove the drawer, pull it out as far as you can.

2. The front of the drawer should be tilted downward then.

3. The drawer should be pulled out straight away.

How to remove drawers from a chest of drawers

Removing drawers with levers.

1. Locate the track levers along the outer walls of the drawer.

2. Hold both levers down simultaneously

3. While holding the levers down, pull the drawer out straight.

Drawers removed containing stabilizer screws.

1. Identify the stabilizer screws at the end of the tracks by pulling out the drawer.

2. For removing the stabilizer screws, use a screwdriver that is appropriate for the job.

3. You can separate the two halves of the track by pulling up the catch tabs.

4. Completely remove the drawer by pulling it out the rest of the way.

You can watch this video below to learn practically.

How to remove drawers from the wardrobe?

Removing drawers from the wardrobe is similar to a dresser. It is as easy as a dresser. The mechanism can be similar to a dresser. Well, wardrobes are called dressers too. 

First, you have to check for buttons/levers which unlock the lock. For example, In order to attach the drawer to the runners, there are two pins (one for each runner). A drawer has two on the underside, near the drawer’s front, and one on each side. The plastic tabs just need to be gently pulled. As soon as you pull these out, you can separate the drawer from the runners and take it out.

After unlocking the lock, you must pull the dresser until it can’t be pulled anymore. Then apply some pressure to detach the drawer from the drawer. 

Note: Always remember not to apply excessive pressure to a drawer. You might break your drawer or do damage. Apply some pressure but not that much where you have a thought that it might break. 

How to remove drawers from kitchen units?

Removing drawers is always similar. I have already explained it above. The kitchen cabinet has the same kind of cabinet drawer and drawer box mechanism. it can contain an extension slide, center metal slide, under-mount slide, mount slides, drawer mount, extension drawer slides, wooden slide, or whatever.

It can have a drawer track on the drawer side or it can be in the middle as well. follow the above drawer guide. it doesn’t matter if is an old drawer or not. It is the same as before you just need to unlock it or pull it to take it off. Read the above about dresser drawers and wardrobes to know about removing drawers.  It’s the same and a simple process.

Conclusion.

Removing a dresser drawer can sometimes be necessary. And it is a very easy job to do as well. In this article, I have covered all the topics about removing drawers. Thanks for supporting us. We will be back with more solutions soon.

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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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