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Old 07-10-2016, 02:14 PM   #1
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Fixing drawer door latch

Most of my drawers work perfectly. However, I have one drawer latch that catches very lightly. During travel, it comes open. The latch is located on an inside side rail. Is there a way to adjust these so that it will close stronger and stay closed?
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Old 07-10-2016, 02:18 PM   #2
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Picture please!
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Old 07-10-2016, 05:49 PM   #3
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I cannot provide a picture because the drawer slide is between cabinet wall and drawer.
I could take it apart for a picture, but I really don't know what I am getting into yet.
That is why I am asking the question. I thought maybe it was a standard type drawer slide that Forest River uses.
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Old 07-10-2016, 06:27 PM   #4
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I fixed my drawer problem. FR uses a BRD ball bearing slide. When pulling out the drawer,
there a small plastic square housing that holds a spring and a plastic piece that moves up and down when opening/closing the drawer and grips the upper slide. I just loosened some screws in a slot holding the slide to drawer and moved it upwards a fraction, tightened screws and now it will hold.
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Old 07-10-2016, 06:37 PM   #5
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We had the same problem with our drawers. I discovered that the latches come in different strengths. We replaced all of ours with 10 pound pull strength. At least that's the number that comes to me. Your hardware store should have several sizes and strengths.
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Old 07-11-2016, 04:26 PM   #6
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Take a picture of one that is accessible.
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