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Asked on Mar 18, 2018

When pulling on the knobs to open a drawer, the knob pulls out - help!



When trying to open a sliding drawer in the bedroom sometimes the knobs pull out of the hole. Is there a way to fix this?

6 answers
  • Allison McKean
    on Mar 18, 2018

    If it has a bolt into the knob, use a thin washer large enough to cover the hole through the drawer. If it is a screw in knob, I use glue and string. Soak the string in the glue, then wrap it around the screw. I usually let it dry before screwing it back in, but if you have no intention of ever removing it, don't wait.

  • Dfm
    on Mar 18, 2018

    you may need to put a nut and washer on the screw. a washer is a small circle of metal, the nut is a piece of metal that a pair of plyiers can tighten down nut so it hits the washer. The washer should cover the original hole from the back side.
  • Tami Dean
    on Mar 18, 2018

    it is most likely stripped. You can add a little glue put the knob back in and let it dry for a few hours. Good luck!:-)
  • Geew
    on Mar 18, 2018

    Use washers on the pull posts.
  • Joy30150932
    on Mar 18, 2018

    Put a small washer right between the drawer and the screw head so that it will not pull through. You can also fill the hole with wooden toothpicks to take up some of the space and replace the screws.
  • Vonnieschmitt
    on Mar 20, 2018

    Take the screw out and put a washer on it that is large enough to cover the hole but the center hole needs to be small enough that the screw will not go through. Make sure that the washer is on the inside of the drawer.
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